Judith (after Klimt)

Silk and cotton lace embellished with fabric paint, glass beads, metallic jewellry, embroidery cotton, silk and rayon thread, and yarn. Machine and hand appliqued, hand quilted.
Cloth 27 1/2" x 100 1/2"
With the pieced, riveted, patinaed copper surround by Brad Hall, 65" x 114"

This piece is a rendition of Judith II by Gustav Klimt.
In order to save her people, the beautiful widow Judith seduced Holofernes, the Assyrian general, and then cut off his head which she is shown holding in Klimt's painting.

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