At a first glance, it might appear that the gray and white works of Judith ann Braun were shaped with the help of a paintbrush, but in actuality the artist uses nothing more than charcoal dust and her fingertips to create each stroke. Braun’s collections of finger drawings, which she calls “fingerings” follow bilateral symmetry at the center, which she often accomplishes by using both hands at once (until they stretch beyond her wingspan). The artist who began as a painter in the 80′s has been working on her ongoing “Symmetrical Procedures” project which includes the fingerings since 2004.
In 2010, Judith ann Braun was a contestant on Bravo’s first season of “Work of Art”. Be sure to check out her fascinating 5 minute bio/submission video at the bottom of the post. To see more works by the multi-talented Judith ann Braun, including paintings, more fingerings, installations, and gorgeous collages of xeroxed flowers on fluorescent paper, stop by her website.
A Fingertip Drawing in Progress
5 minute Bio of Judith ann Braun