Seeing From Between

Acrylic, Charcoal, Decorative Papers, Fabric, Hand-Stitching,

Relief Printing, Metal Jewelry

30 x 44

2018

Travelers (Self Portrait)

Acrylic, Charcoal, Decorative Papers, Hand-Stitching,

Relief Printing, Liquid Gold leaf

41 3/8  x 68

2019

Under the Evening Moon

Charcoal, Fabric, Hand-Stitching, Gelatin Printing, Relief Printing

22 x 30

2019

Wildflowers

Acrylic, Charcoal, Fabric, Hand-Stitching, Liquid Gold leaf, Stibilo Pencil

Vintage Jewelry

30 x 46

2019

Eclipse

Acrylic, Charcoal, Decorative Paper, Hand-Stitching, Liquid Gold leaf, Stibilo Pencil

Pearls

30 x 44

2019

Shadows in the Garden

Acrylic, Charcoal, Decorative Paper, Hand-Stitching, Liquid Gold leaf

30 x 44

2019

Guardian

Acrylic, Charcoal, Hand-stitching, Decorative paper

30x44

2019

The Seeker

Acrylic, Charcoal, Hand-stitching, Decorative paper, Reduction Relief Print

30x44

2019

Blue Rose

Acrylic, Relief Printing, Charcoal, Stibilo Pencil, Fabric, Decorative Paper, Hand-Stitching

30x44

2019

Woke

Acrylic, Charcoal, Fabric, Decorative Papers, Relief Printing, Hand-Stitching

30x44

2019

Fireflies in The Garden

Acrylic, Charcoal, Fabric, Decorative Papers, Stibilo Pencil, Hand-Stitching, Liquid Gold-leaf

51 ¾ x 60 1/8

2019

Waiting In The Garden

Acrylic, Relief Printing, Charcoal, Fabric, Decorative Papers, Hand-Stitching,

Liquid Silver-leaf, Vintage Jewels

51 ¾ x 63 3/8

2019

Delita Martin

“Shadows in the Garden”

 

Artist Opening ~ Saturday, April 6, 6-9pm

On exhibit April 6 - May 31, 2019

 

About Delita

Throughout history, the marginalization of Black women has led to problematic representations of their roles within community and family structures, as well as problematic visual and textual representations; thus making it difficult to document their positive contributions within collective systems. Martin’s current work deals with reconstructing the identity of Black women by piecing together the signs, symbols, and language found in what could be called everyday life from slavery through modern times. Martin's goal is to create images as a visual language to tell the story of women that have often been marginalized, offering a different perspective of the lives of Black women.   

Delita Martin is an artist currently based in Huffman, Texas.  She received a BFA in drawing from Texas Southern University and a MFA in printmaking from Purdue University. Formally a member of the fine arts faculty at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Martin is currently works as a full-time artist in her studio, Black Box Press. Martin’s work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. Most recently Martin’s work was included in the State of the Arts: Discovering American Art Now. An exhibition that included 101 artist from around the United States. Her work is included in numerous portfolios and collections.

 

Everybody in my family made art. We would paint, we would draw, we’re storytellers. I was whining because I wanted to go to art school, and I didn’t realize I grew up in an art school!  Quilters, storytellers, writers. And this was something that we did every single day. We just woke up and did it… D. Martin

 

Stella had the privilege of interviewing Delita about her new works, the growth of her career, and how her art has impacted her life, her family, and helped her to be an inspiration for young African American female artist. To read the article and get to know the artist behind the canvas, click below.

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