"People with cameras take pictures. I make them. I create my work using a flatbed scanner as my camera and natural objects (most locally grown or foraged) as subjects. I have been creating images in this manner since 2006, both as an outlet for my creativity and a different way to share my knowledge and appreciation of the natural world. My experience as a photographer, blacksmith, naturalist, gardener and forager informs and inspires my art. I strive to portray nature's essences, forms, patterns and colors, the familiar and the less-seen details. I use my scanner as a high resolution camera with a macro/closeup lens. To create a composition, I pose the subjects - leaves, flowers, etc. on the glass plate, cover open, in a roughly 8x10" area, often rearranging them many times to get an arrangement that pleases my eye. I edit the scans in Photoshop, often spending many hours digitally painting in backgrounds and/or editing out the stray dust and pollen that invariably accompanies my subjects. My editing process results in images that look to be a hybrid of illustration and photography, displaying much depth (despite the scanner's minimal depth of field) and wonderful detail."
Prints are on fine art rag paper or canvas, using archival inks. All images in the gallery are available in other sizes, commonly up to 20x24 or larger in some cases. Also available framed. Prints should be handled with care, as the inks can scratch. See more on Marty's website
"When Many Act as One," an installation of 100 felted Pinch Pots
Shelburne Falls galleries and businesses celebrate a different theme or simply focus on what's new in their venue the 2nd Saturday of each month. Please come and enjoy all our small town has to offer.
BIG WHEEL PRESS: Monoprints by Lisa Hersey & Broadsides by Chris Campbell is the featured exhibit for the next Second Saturday, November 11. Join us for this reception 4-6pm with music by Blue Moon Trio. Also featured is a fundraiser for The Arms Library right here in Shelburne Falls. Check out ShelburneFalls.com to be updated on all the doings in town!