Sue Martin

Current Collection

LIE OF THE LAND


 


LIE OF THE LAND


PRINTS

Sue’s fascination with the changing nature of landscapes has been carried into her series of prints
where she focuses on the iconic nature of the old gold mines that used to surround Johannesburg, many
of which have been mothballed.
She was fortunate to be given access to some disused mining sites where she photographed the remains of
a once industrious and thriving gold mine. She combines this with images of the iris flower, which to
her represents a colonial, bygone era, blooming for a short period of time. It too is something foreign
to the harsh highveld landscape. Lie of the Land invites the viewer to consider the connotations of lie,
liar and land in colonial and post-apartheid contexts.
The digital print, on Hahnemuhle paper, is overlaid by a mono print. This limited edition is varied
because each mono print has its own hand-drawn quality, reminiscent of a hand-coloured postcard.
Sue is drawn to printmaking because of its unpredictability and the fact that she does not always have
control over the final result; the printing process naturally takes her in a new direction.



Nothing remains the same

Iris Germanicus

Limited edition digital and mono print on Hanemuhle paper

875 x 1080cm, Unframed R17 000

580 x 780cm, Unframed R7 000

 

 

 

From here our eyes might be deceived

Iris Latifolia

Limited edition digital and mono print on Hanemuhle paper

875 x 1080cm, Unframed R17 100

580 x 780cm, Unframed R7 000

 

 

A home we claimed to love

Iris Versicolor

Limited edition digital and mono print on Hanemuhle paper

875 x 1080cm, Unframed R17 100

580 x 780cm, Unframed R7 000

 

 

 

Remains yet beautiful to the eye

Iris Florintina

Limited edition digital and mono print on Hanemuhle paper

875 x 1080cm, Unframed R17 100

580 x 780cm, Unframed R7 000

 

 

To peer behind the starry eyes

Iris Susanna

Limited edition digital and mono print on Hanemuhle paper

875 x 1080cm, Unframed R17 100

580 x 780cm, Unframed R7 000

 

This speaks of sunset’s past

Iris Pseaudacoms

Limited edition digital and mono print on Hanemuhle paper

875 x 1080cm, Unframed R17 100

580 x 780cm, Unframed R7 000