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 carves out a space for contemplation, inviting audiences to celebrate the spirit of sacred individuality that makes us human and ties us together.  

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