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Cover Image: Sue Martin - Walk on the Wild Side 3


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“Art is about a journey, an exploration of something that is new and relevant to me.”

Sue grew up in the 60’s in Natal. From an early age she was fascinated by the creative process and went on to study towards a Fine Arts Degree at the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg.


‘Veils’ of paper metaphorically echo the many layers of meaning present in Martin’s work. Sue’s latest series of prints utilise the Chine-collé technique, which, during the printing process, involves layering of translucent handmade paper over vintage prints. The alchemical development of mixing media captivates Martin during her creation process. In this process, the layer painted in oils becomes one with the ink print producing an outcome image of abundant depth and splendor. Each artwork is achieved through a contemplative, creative process as each mark is made in a thoughtful act preempted by the final outcome Martin has planned for each artwork. Martin’s restricted palette of natural hues and whimsical figures set in ageless sceneries achieve a dreamlike eminence. While the romanticised womenfolk in their unspoiled settings give an external impression of whimsy and reminiscence, this is counterbalanced by subtle suggestions of a harsher reality beneath that which one immediately perceives. Martin comments on the notion and use of layers in her work; “The use of ‘veils’ of paper metaphorically echo the many layers of meaning present in my work, as well as evoking layers of time.” In the series, the ten prints are limited to an edition of six. The top Chine-collé layer which is adhered to the printed work below is painted by hand. This process thereby creates a varied edition as every print is unique as the top layer is hand painted.


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WALK ON THE WILD SIDE SERIES MIXED MEDIA 2016 / Pp.6-23


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MIXED MEDIA

Sue Martin Walk on the Wild Side 1 Oil paint on handmade paper Chine-collĂŠ over digital print on Fabriano paper 58x68mm unframed 2016


Sue Martin Walk on the Wild Side 3 Oil paint on handmade paper Chine-collĂŠ over digital print on Fabriano paper 58x68mm unframed 2016


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Sue Martin Walk on the Wild Side 2 Oil paint on handmade paper Chine-collĂŠ over digital print on Fabriano paper 58x68mm unframed 2016


Sue Martin Walk on the Wild Side 4 Oil paint on handmade paper Chine-collĂŠ over digital print on Fabriano paper 58x68mm unframed 2016


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Sue Martin Walk on the Wild Side 5 Oil paint on handmade paper Chine-collĂŠ over digital print on Fabriano paper 58x68mm unframed 2016


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Sue Martin Walk on the Wild Side 9 Oil paint on handmade paper Chine-collĂŠ over digital print on Fabriano paper 58x68mm unframed 2016


Sue Martin Walk on the Wild Side 7 Oil paint on handmade paper Chine-collĂŠ over digital print on Fabriano paper 58x68mm unframed 2016


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Sue Martin Walk on the Wild Side 6 Oil paint on handmade paper Chine-collĂŠ over digital print on Fabriano paper 58x68mm unframed 2016


Sue Martin Walk on the Wild Side 8 Oil paint on handmade paper Chine-collĂŠ over digital print on Fabriano paper 58x68mm unframed 2016


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Sue Martin Walk on the Wild Side 10 Oil paint on handmade paper Chine-collĂŠ over digital print on Fabriano paper 58x68mm unframed 2016


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