Martha Parrish Bush A&M AZ

While trained as a painter, I don’t hold to a single medium and have strutted around in sculpture and installation work that incorporated sound and invited physical interaction between viewer and work. My paintings also use many printmaking techniques and much layering, even off of the primary surface out into space using transparencies. I find the idea or concept will call for a certain voice that holds texture, weight and space and even loudness/volume; so my work swings from painting to sculpture with various stops in between.

Some of the themes I have worked with are: where is My voice / volume / what to say; becoming which grew out of becoming pregnant and having my son; personal traits that are physical / mental that are passed on genetically, manipulated, or even transformed with time. In the past decade I delved into yoga, breath work, meditation and prayer. This spiritual practice melded into my studio work and I sought ways to integrate what was coming of the practice; this launched a process of seeking a language or physical notation for breath.

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