As a papermaker, my main focus is on texture, dexterity, depth, and dimension. As a naturalist and environmentalist, the use of raw pulps and plant fibers offers the sensation of being at one with the earth. The art of papermaking offers me the freedom and spontaneity from limitations which is difficult to find with other mediums. It also offers the bonding of the old and new worlds, bringing them together as a whole and coming full circle.
As a Judaic artist, my creative process goes beyond the basic elements of color, composition and form in order to provoke thought and evoke emotion. The ideal is to bring into a tangible form the images which dance in our heads, transforming them into something more powerful than our own mortalities, beyond our "selves" for universal messages.
Originally from South Florida, Judith Segall studied at Cal State Long Beach, the Instituto de San Miguel Allende, Mexico, and Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Although she majored in printmaking, her passion for handmade paper offered the flexibility and diversity of choosing between two or three dimensional artworks.
Upon moving to Orlando in 1994, Judith founded the Florida Chapter of the Women's Caucus for Art, Central Florida, now in their seventeenth year. Today Judith sits on the National board as V.P for the South Eastern USA.
As an award-winning artist, her reputation has grown mostly in the Judaic arts. Judith derives the highest satisfaction in not only following her dream, but in the ability to share and bring joy into the homes of others.