SCOTT judith

1943 . cincinnati . ohio . usa

2005 . usa


Judith Scott was born with Down’s syndrome and later lost her hearing. She spent her early childhood with her family, but then spent 35 years in various institutions until her twin sister Joyce could get her into home care. In 1987, she began visiting the Creative Growth Art Center, where her exceptional artistic talent found full expression. Over the next 18 years, she made some 200 sculptures based on a diverse range of objects – sticks, metal rings, branches, cardboard tubes – that she tied, wound and wrapped in protective layers of colored yarn or fabric. Some of her sculptures resemble cocoons or body parts, while others recall totem poles.