Business Name: Masks by Martina
Type of Work: mixed, Leather and Paper mache Sculptures
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Masks and Leathersculptures – Creations of Fantasies and Dreams
Martina is a retired nurse and professional artist who uses masks to express and communicate her art.
“Since early childhood I carved, sculpted and modeled fantasy characters, dolls and faces from any material I could get my hands on. I have always been fascinated by ancient cultures, their traditions, ceremonies and their strong connection to nature. In studying leather sculptures from China and Spain and Venetian Paper Mache masks from Italy I found a media challenging and rewarding at the same time
By creating a mask, I can bond my passion of old cultures and nature together and create expressions of beauty in a way that can uplift and transform the human spirit. Each piece is created intuitively, starting with an idea of color and shape to reflect the energy and beauty of nature. All creations are original designs.”
Martina has been a member of Piedmont Craftsmen since 1997 and has sold her masks in galleries throughout the USA, Europe, Australia and Japan. For the last 20 years she has been conducting mask workshops with cancer survivors and their caretakers, adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, expecting mothers on bedrest in hospitals, schools and senior centers.
|Sells Work at Red Dog Gallery|