Sue Martin

Current Collection

THE CARTOGRAPHER’S NOTES 2019


 


SUE MARTIN

Sue’s work is essentially concerned with journeys both literal and figurative; it also deals deeply with memories. The extensive use of gold evokes the sense that wherever we go we take that which is most precious to us particularly our thoughts and memories. Her work has a faded quality because, like the memory, it is a resonance, a faint echo of things remembered.

Her otherwise limited palette of earthy tones and figures set in timeless landscapes achieve a dreamlike quality. But while the figures that move or float through these landscapes give a surface impression of nostalgia and whimsy, this is offset by suggestions of a harsher reality below and behind what we immediately perceive. Her use of veils of colour metaphorically echo the many layers of meaning present in her work, as well as evoking layers of time.

Her use of literal maps, in this series, suggests that the surface we traverse, has already been mapped and allocated, so ownership becomes another aspect she uncovers. In this case Sue works her figures and fauna and flora to sit above the topography of the land, masking but not entirely hiding what the map represents.

Every new series of work that Sue embarks on is the culmination of a deeply meditative and creative process. She is a highly conceptual artist with a strong message in all her work.



Three Graces

Mixed media and oil on map

Framed 88,5 x 115.2cm

R19 500

 

 

You are the sky

 Mixed media and oil on map

Framed: 86.1 x 96.3cm

R19 500

 

 

Travelling On

    Mixed media and oil on map

      Framed: 78.5  x 124.5cm

R19 500

 

 

 

Floating 

Mixed media and oil on map

76.2 x 123.8cm

R19 500

 

Grace

Mixed media and oil on map

90 x 101.4cm

R19 500

 

The Garden of Delight

Mixed media and oil on map

Framed: 78.1 x 118.2cm

R19 500

Bushveld I

Mixed media and oil on map

Framed: 45.9 x 59cm

        R8 600

 

Bushveld II

Mixed media and oil on map

Framed: 45.9 x 59cm

        R8 600

 

Bushveld III

Mixed media and oil on map

Framed: 45.9 x 59cm

        R8 600

 

Bushveld IV

Mixed media and oil on map

Framed: 45.9 x 59cm

        R8 600

Three Graces

Lowveld Aloes I

Oil on canvas board

Framed: 153.2 x 123.4cm

R52 000

Lowveld Aloes II

Oil on canvas board

Framed: 153.2 x 123.4cm

R52 000

 

The Aloe Ridge I

Oil on canvas

Framed: 49.7 x 103.5cm

       R14 000

The Morning Has broken

Oil on canvas board

Framed: 84.6 x 124.6cm

       R26 000