Marfa! What can I say.. This small town with a population of roughly 2,000 people was one of my many destinations on my trip, reason being.. Donald Judd.
Donald Judd was an American artist through the latter part of the 20th century, mainly known for being associated with the art movement known as Minimalism. Judd was a maker, writer, theorist, designer, and many more wonderful things. He migrated to Marfa in the early 70's after being exhausted with the New York art scene. Judd had a distinct vision and throughout his life he executed and built that dream in Marfa. After relocating to Marfa he slowly started to purchase and acquire more land. He methodically restored and redesigned the buildings to accommodate his object and furniture. After Judds death the Dia Foundation and Chinati Foundation took over his property and now preserve and run the property full time, allowing visitors from all over the world to visit and experience the life of Donald Judd, as well as the other artists whom have permanent collections within the foundations.
Judd worked in a spacial manner. Each room you enter was carefully considered through the layout and placement of his objects and furniture. As your body navigates through the space you come into contact with objects that methodically exist within the frame of the architecture. The spaces are cohesive and make sense on physical and visual level.
Visitors are not allowed to photograph any of the work! The only photographs that are allowed are of the outdoor cement structures of Judd's. You will just have to visit Marfa to experience the wonders! Okay so now outside of Donald Judd, Marfa also is a town that is just filled with great art, restaurants, buildings and PEOPLE. If one is to visit Marfa get your wave hand ready, because everyone WAVES at you!
Ceramicist, artist, traveler. Until the funds run out.