JUDITH KINDLER

Judith Kindler is an American multidisciplinary artist working in sculpture, installation, photography, and photography-based mixed media wall works.  She is noted for her use of diverse and complex medias in the expression of a conceptual or narrative idea. 

The Torres Girls 2003 - 2015


For over a dozen years, I have photographed and composed works of art of the four Torres sisters, Sarah, Nicole, Anna, Samantha and their mother, Simone. I watched the always lovely spirit and physical body of the girls grow up and personalities evolve.  Starting in 2003, these works were mixed media with encaustic which gave them this soft dream-like quality, and had inscribed line work in oils. Then in 2011, I composed them in mixed media with rubber which produced a soft feel but with more clarity and a warm old world feel. Then by 2013 I worked with clear resin which brought the figures to a highly focused and glossy hard edge finish.  Finally in 2015, I started to use Medium de Lissage with the works that brought back a softer moody hand while remaining glossy. Here is a selected history of works inspired by these remarkable girls and woman in chronological order from 2003 to 2015.

All the Bees, 2003,  60" X 72", Mixed Media/Encaustic (Sarah) (sold)

All the Bees, 2003,  60" X 72", Mixed Media/Encaustic (Sarah) (sold)

Musical Chairs, 2003,  6' X 4', Mixed Media/Encaustic (Sarah)

Musical Chairs, 2003,  6' X 4', Mixed Media/Encaustic (Sarah)

Abstract oo1 , 2003, 60" x 48", Mixed Media/Encaustic (Simone and Nicole) (sold)

Abstract oo1 , 2003, 60" x 48", Mixed Media/Encaustic (Simone and Nicole) (sold)

Form 10341, 10342, 10343,2003, 4' X 2' each, Mixed Media/Encaustic (Sarah) (sold)

Form 10341, 10342, 10343,2003, 4' X 2' each, Mixed Media/Encaustic (Sarah) (sold)

Finding Oneself I, 2005, 36" X 40", Mixed Media/Encaustic (Sarah) (sold)

Finding Oneself I, 2005, 36" X 40", Mixed Media/Encaustic (Sarah) (sold)

Contemplation, 2005,  36" X 120", Mixed Media/Encaustic (Sarah) (sold)

Contemplation, 2005,  36" X 120", Mixed Media/Encaustic (Sarah) (sold)

Contemplation II, 2005,  36" X 120", Mixed Media/Encaustic (Sarah) (sold)

Contemplation II, 2005,  36" X 120", Mixed Media/Encaustic (Sarah) (sold)

Rooted, 2007, 48"x48" Mixed Media/Encaustics (Sarah)

Rooted, 2007, 48"x48" Mixed Media/Encaustics (Sarah)

Observing Life, 2007, 80" x 36", Mixed Media/Encaustic (Sarah) (sold)

Observing Life, 2007, 80" x 36", Mixed Media/Encaustic (Sarah) (sold)

Nest I and II , 2007, 48"x24", Mixed Media/Encaustics (Sarah) (sold)

Nest I and II , 2007, 48"x24", Mixed Media/Encaustics (Sarah) (sold)

Harm No One, 2007, 36"x80", Mixed Media/Encaustic (Sarah) (sold)

Harm No One, 2007, 36"x80", Mixed Media/Encaustic (Sarah) (sold)

Surface with a Child and Two Birds, 2006,  30" X 30 " , Mixed media/Encaustics (Anna) (sold)

Surface with a Child and Two Birds, 2006,  30" X 30 " , Mixed media/Encaustics (Anna) (sold)

Surface with a Child and Three Birds, 2006,  30" X 30 " , Mixed media/Encaustics (Anna) (sold)

Surface with a Child and Three Birds, 2006,  30" X 30 " , Mixed media/Encaustics (Anna) (sold)

Consumer I, 2006, "80" X 36", Mixed Media/Encaustic (Anna)

Consumer I, 2006, "80" X 36", Mixed Media/Encaustic (Anna)

Consumer II, 2006, "80" X 36", Mixed Media/Encaustic (Anna) (sold)

Consumer II, 2006, "80" X 36", Mixed Media/Encaustic (Anna) (sold)

Judith Kindler in the studio working on "Consumer I and II" 2006

Judith Kindler in the studio working on "Consumer I and II" 2006

Letting Go, 2009, 80"x 36", Mixed Media/Encaustic (Sarah) (sold)

Letting Go, 2009, 80"x 36", Mixed Media/Encaustic (Sarah) (sold)

It's Only a Thread Little Girl, 2008, 36" x 24", Mixed Media/Encaustic (Sarah) (sold)

It's Only a Thread Little Girl, 2008, 36" x 24", Mixed Media/Encaustic (Sarah) (sold)

My Little Bird, 2008, 36" x 24", Mixed Media/Encaustic (Sarah) (sold)

My Little Bird, 2008, 36" x 24", Mixed Media/Encaustic (Sarah) (sold)

You're Kidding Me, 2008, 36" x 24", Mixed Media/Encaustic (Sarah) (sold)

You're Kidding Me, 2008, 36" x 24", Mixed Media/Encaustic (Sarah) (sold)

I'm Tired of her, 2008, 36" x 24", Mixed Media/Encaustic (Sarah) (sold)

I'm Tired of her, 2008, 36" x 24", Mixed Media/Encaustic (Sarah) (sold)

Perched, 2009, 80"x 36", Mixed Media/Encaustic (Sarah) (sold)

Perched, 2009, 80"x 36", Mixed Media/Encaustic (Sarah) (sold)

This is Not My Violin", 2009, 60" X 36", Mixed Media/Encaustic (Simone) (sold)

This is Not My Violin", 2009, 60" X 36", Mixed Media/Encaustic (Simone) (sold)

Child with Violin, 2009, 60" X 36", Mixed Media/Encaustic (Sarah) (sold)

Child with Violin, 2009, 60" X 36", Mixed Media/Encaustic (Sarah) (sold)

Seated Beauty, 2010, 48"x36",Mixed Media/Encaustics (Simone) (sold)

Seated Beauty, 2010, 48"x36",Mixed Media/Encaustics (Simone) (sold)

Holding On, 2009, 24"x60", Mixed Media/Encaustic (Simone and Sarah)

Holding On, 2009, 24"x60", Mixed Media/Encaustic (Simone and Sarah)

Thriving on Chaos, 2009, 48"x60", Mixed Media/Encaustic (Sarah) (sold)

Thriving on Chaos, 2009, 48"x60", Mixed Media/Encaustic (Sarah) (sold)

Hanging Out 3, 2009, 36"x 60", Mixed Media/Encaustic (Sarah) (sold)

Hanging Out 3, 2009, 36"x 60", Mixed Media/Encaustic (Sarah) (sold)

Hanging Out 4, 2009, 36"x 60", Mixed Media/Encaustic (Sarah) (sold)

Hanging Out 4, 2009, 36"x 60", Mixed Media/Encaustic (Sarah) (sold)

Hanging Out 1, 2009, 36"x 60", Mixed Media/Encaustic (Sarah) (sold)

Hanging Out 1, 2009, 36"x 60", Mixed Media/Encaustic (Sarah) (sold)

Don't Have One of Your Fits, 2009, 60"x48", Mixed Media/Encaustic (Simone) (sold)

Don't Have One of Your Fits, 2009, 60"x48", Mixed Media/Encaustic (Simone) (sold)

Subtleties, 2010, 48"x36", Mixed Media/Encaustics (Simone) (sold)

Subtleties, 2010, 48"x36", Mixed Media/Encaustics (Simone) (sold)

Time I, II, III, IV, 2010, 40"x30", Mixed Media/Encaustics (Simone) (sold)

Time I, II, III, IV, 2010, 40"x30", Mixed Media/Encaustics (Simone) (sold)

Trash, 2010, 60"x24", Mixed Media/Encaustics (Simone)

Trash, 2010, 60"x24", Mixed Media/Encaustics (Simone)

Passing Time, 2010, 36"x36", Mixed Media/Encaustics (Simone) (sold)

Passing Time, 2010, 36"x36", Mixed Media/Encaustics (Simone) (sold)

Bun in the Oven, 2010, 36"x30", Mixed Media/Encaustics (Simone)

Bun in the Oven, 2010, 36"x30", Mixed Media/Encaustics (Simone)

Saints I and II, 2010, 36"x30", Mixed Media/Encaustics (Simone) (sold)

Saints I and II, 2010, 36"x30", Mixed Media/Encaustics (Simone) (sold)

Unseen / Seen, Diptych, 2011, 47" X 32" X 5" each, Mixed Media/Resin (Samantha) (sold)

Unseen / Seen, Diptych, 2011, 47" X 32" X 5" each, Mixed Media/Resin (Samantha) (sold)

Veiled I Installation, 2011, 42" X 32" X 5" painting, 36" X 12" X 13" shelf + objects, Mixed Media/Resin (Samantha) (sold)

Veiled I Installation, 2011, 42" X 32" X 5" painting, 36" X 12" X 13" shelf + objects, Mixed Media/Resin (Samantha) (sold)

Veiled II Installation, 2011, 42" X 32" X 5" painting, 36" X 12" X 13" shelf + objects, Mixed Media/Resin (Samantha) (sold)

Veiled II Installation, 2011, 42" X 32" X 5" painting, 36" X 12" X 13" shelf + objects, Mixed Media/Resin (Samantha) (sold)

Reveal, 2011, 40"x30", Mixed Media/Encaustic (Samantha) (sold)

Reveal, 2011, 40"x30", Mixed Media/Encaustic (Samantha) (sold)

Unfolding Life Installation detail, 2011, Mixed Media (Samantha)

Unfolding Life Installation detail, 2011, Mixed Media (Samantha)

Unfolding Life Installation, 28 parts, 2011, various sizes, Mixed Media/Resin,/Rubber/Canvas (Samantha) (sold)

Unfolding Life Installation, 28 parts, 2011, various sizes, Mixed Media/Resin,/Rubber/Canvas (Samantha) (sold)

Don't Hate Me Because I'm Beautiful 1002, 2009, 40"x 60", Photography (Sarah)

Don't Hate Me Because I'm Beautiful 1002, 2009, 40"x 60", Photography (Sarah)

Obscured Story I , 2011, 70"x60", Mixed Media/Canvas (Samantha) (sold)

Obscured Story I , 2011, 70"x60", Mixed Media/Canvas (Samantha) (sold)

Obscured Story II , 2011, 70"x60",  Mixed Media/Canvas (Samantha) (sold)

Obscured Story II , 2011, 70"x60",  Mixed Media/Canvas (Samantha) (sold)

Watching Her, 2011, 72"x60",  Mixed Media/Canvas (Simone and Samantha)

Watching Her, 2011, 72"x60",  Mixed Media/Canvas (Simone and Samantha)

Goodbye Little Bird, 2011, 130"x36", Mixed Media/Canvas (Samantha)

Goodbye Little Bird, 2011, 130"x36", Mixed Media/Canvas (Samantha)

Goodbye Little Bird, 2011, 130"x35", Mixed Media/Canvas (Anna)

Goodbye Little Bird, 2011, 130"x35", Mixed Media/Canvas (Anna)

Unravel, 2011, 130"x35", Mixed Media/Canvas (Nicole)

Unravel, 2011, 130"x35", Mixed Media/Canvas (Nicole)

Unraveling the Mind, 2011, 130"x35", Mixed Media/Canvas (Samantha) (sold)

Unraveling the Mind, 2011, 130"x35", Mixed Media/Canvas (Samantha) (sold)

Projection, 2011, 79"x50", Mixed Media/Canvas (Samantha)

Projection, 2011, 79"x50", Mixed Media/Canvas (Samantha)

Tossing Thoughts Around , Triptych, 2012, 24"x24",  Mixed Media/Rubber (Samantha) (sold)

Tossing Thoughts Around , Triptych, 2012, 24"x24",  Mixed Media/Rubber (Samantha) (sold)

Bird Catcher, 18 panels, 2012, 77"x71", Mixed Media/Rubber (Samantha) (sold)

Bird Catcher, 18 panels, 2012, 77"x71", Mixed Media/Rubber (Samantha) (sold)

Hidden Thoughts, 2012, 50"x50", Mixed Media/Rubber (Nicole)

Hidden Thoughts, 2012, 50"x50", Mixed Media/Rubber (Nicole)

Protect, 6 panels, 2012, 72"x25", Mixed Media/Rubber (Samantha) (sold)

Protect, 6 panels, 2012, 72"x25", Mixed Media/Rubber (Samantha) (sold)

Crowned Girl, 6 panels, 2012, 72"x25", Mixed Media/Rubber (Samantha) (sold)

Crowned Girl, 6 panels, 2012, 72"x25", Mixed Media/Rubber (Samantha) (sold)

The Box and the Bird, 2012, 49.5"x37.25", Mixed Media/Rubber (Samantha)

The Box and the Bird, 2012, 49.5"x37.25", Mixed Media/Rubber (Samantha)

Not Afraid, 7 panels, 2012, 67"x25",  Mixed Media/Rubber (Anna)

Not Afraid, 7 panels, 2012, 67"x25",  Mixed Media/Rubber (Anna)

Burn Out, 2013, 38.5"x24"x8",  Mixed Media/Resin with attached shelf and Vintage clycle, (Nicole and Sarah)

Burn Out, 2013, 38.5"x24"x8",  Mixed Media/Resin with attached shelf and Vintage clycle, (Nicole and Sarah)

Don't Play with Fire, 2013, 52"x42",  Mixed Media/Resin (Sarah)

Don't Play with Fire, 2013, 52"x42",  Mixed Media/Resin (Sarah)

Swirl, 2015, Mixed Media, 60" x 24" ( Samantha)

Swirl, 2015, Mixed Media, 60" x 24" ( Samantha)

Flying, 2015, Mixed Media Triptych, each panel 36" x 12" (Sarah)

Flying, 2015, Mixed Media Triptych, each panel 36" x 12" (Sarah)

Dance, 2015, Mixed Media on 38 Attached Panels, 40" x 50" (Anna)

Dance, 2015, Mixed Media on 38 Attached Panels, 40" x 50" (Anna)

Shroud, 2015, Mixed Media Construction, 75.75" x 34" x 17.5" (Samantha)

Shroud, 2015, Mixed Media Construction, 75.75" x 34" x 17.5" (Samantha)

The World, 2015, Mixed Media on 28 Attached Panels, 40" x 50" (Sarah)

The World, 2015, Mixed Media on 28 Attached Panels, 40" x 50" (Sarah)

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