Installations, Sculptural Objects, and Dinnerware Collections
Painting relates to both art and life. Neither can be made. (I try to act in that gap between the two.)
-Robert Rauschenberg 1959

As we navigate through our daily lives we encounter an array of objects and spaces. Many of which we engage with on a functional level, while others embody psychological impressions that are associated with past experiences, events, and people. My work considers these spaces and objects from the points of their liminality; the space between - how they are constructed. It is also within the liminal space of ourselves that bonds the memories, relationships, and experiences that ultimately define who we are and how we navigate our environment. By exploring these spaces and objects I am given the opportunity to reveal the layers that assist in shaping our own subjectivity and perspective. 

A. M. Martens

Artist Statement