Here are a few pieces from the past few weeks. You can also see more recent posts on my Instagram account Marybelm or my Marybel Martin Artist page on Facebook! Thanks for visiting!
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Sunday, June 1, 2014
The PNCA Gala is an annual event to raise funds for our school. It's a black tie event and the who's who of Portland is always in attendance.
I wanted to wear something special this year. My friend Jonathan Bermudez offered to make me a dress! We chose a style and he got to work! After some fittings, the beautiful dress was finished!
I wanted to add a special touch to it to make it edgy and fun. I took inspiration from Alexander McQueen and decided to do this…
In the end the dress looked extraordinary! One of a kind and fabulous!
We had a fabulous time at the gala and the dress was a success!
World famous singer, KD Lang sang for us, it was beautiful!
A fantastic night filled with fun!
Sunday, May 18, 2014
My head is still spinning from the past few weeks. Between finishing finals and a horrendous back ache I feel like I just completed Iron Man. I am now half way through my junior year. I cannot believe it! Now time to paint and make some more art. Here are some snapshots of finals week. Enjoy!
These are part of my Expanded Field final. We had to collaborate with someone. I worked with a naturopath and I did a performance piece on Integrative Medicine. I'm waiting on the photos taken during the performance. I'll post them when I get them.
This painting is called "Stay Until You Grow"
Monday, May 5, 2014
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
In my latest piece I address the inner child. Everyday I have a choice. I can choose the dead inner child or I can choose the live one. The live one is when I feel joy, playfulness and love. The dead one is fear and sadness. It's difficult to be aware and make the choice but it's always there. Click on the images for a better view!
Sunday, April 6, 2014
The viewer has the option to make a “wish” and light a candle to symbolize that wish. I used wood, paint, sculpy, fabric, glue and some found objects for this project. I decided to go small because I wanted to use rich detail.
Saturday, March 22, 2014
As you may or may not know, a few days ago a madman came into the gallery in which my piece "Let It Go" was showing and went wild. I was able to get the surveillance footage. It shows the man coming into the gallery going straight to my friend and artist, Daniel Pavis' piece, consumed it, then walked over to mine and broke open the box, tore out the golden heart and put it in his pocket. The police were notified and the man is still at large. Is the art world safe?! As one person said, the man must have seen the pieces and must have thought, "drugs and gold".
Thursday, February 13, 2014
We are complete as we are. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. Sometimes our human experience is too much and we freeze up in fear. What happens? The fear we are holding on to blocks the flow of energy and more and more negativity builds up. As soon as we release, open up, stop resisting and just feel, the flow begins again. Inside we are love. With this piece I am creating a representation of you, me. We are a beautiful vessel filled with love and light.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
So many things happen in a day, in a week, in a month. Moments of awareness, moments of fear, moments of pure joy. The journey of life is one filled with learning from all of these experiences. I've been working on two very personal pieces. These are the studies that will later become paintings. Take a look!
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
After being married for nineteen years, and suddenly divorced, I realized that I had lost myself. I know a lot of people say the same thing after being in a long relationship, but it's very true. I morphed into someone that when removed from the relationship was completely lost. I have been doing a lot of personal work in order to find my Self again. It has not been easy. It's been pretty much an uphill battle. Although, I, my self, have always been here, I had to peel back so many layers to find ME. It's a beautiful, wonderful, magical feeling to feel the way I did when I was a child. I painted this piece of me finding and loving myself. Enjoy!
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
I have been learning about the ego and the soul and our true essence as spiritual beings having a human experience. I have learned from the greats: Tolle, Williamson, Ruiz, Singer and Chopra to name a few.
Sometimes when we get wrapped up in daily life it's important to separate yourself and realize that our problems do not define who we are. In fact our identities or professions do not define what we truly are either.
I wanted to create a piece that would show the layers that envelop what we really are. I wanted to create a mystical mood by giving it a tarot card feel and an almost religious look by giving them a stained glass look. Magical!
Here it is!