Artists Statement

Combining fine art materials and processes with consumer-ephemera, Marten constructs conceptual narratives that are both otherworldly and familiar.   Using art as a channel, for connection and critical thought, Marten parses out the formation of cultural identity via social pressures such as, what we purchase, consume, and digest — whether they be material goods or ideas.  Through the creation of art experiences and collectible works of art, the artist invites audiences to celebrate the spirit of sacred individuality that makes us human and ties us together.