Driving America's Art Scene - Hunterdon County, NJ USA

Judith Marchand

Judith Marchand

Mixed Media


Modern Fossils Environmental Art

Judith’s studio will be open to the public on Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1 from 10 AM to 6 PM. 

207 Milford Road, Frenchtown, NJ 08825

(908) 247-6422

Mankind’s interaction with its natural environment is the basis and subject of this work. Just as natural fossils are the imprints of prehistoric life on earth, Judith and David have created “Modern Fossils”: pieces that ponder the substances we are currently leaving behind in our environment, to be unearthed far in the future. These artists were inspired by the embellished metal manhole and storm drain covers that are found in their local river towns. With these in mind, they create original plaster artworks, which represent their community’s impact on the waterways that sustain us and give us life. During clean-ups of local waterway environments, these artists collect both natural materials and man-made detritus, which they then use to create the images in their pieces. The resulting wall-hangings embody the modern dilemma of mankind’s struggle to maintain a balanced relationship with nature. Their artworks also proclaim the vital environmental message stressing the necessity of keeping our waterways clean and healthy. Modern Fossils have their roots in Judith’s love for the environment and her local river town community, combined with David’s 20+ years of experience in creating and casting environmental sculptures in his native NYC and in cities around the world.