Shauna Martin was the Recepient of the 3SA Bronze Award for her work "Where It Grows" displayed in the New Horizons Landscapes 2021 Exhibition at the 3 Square Art Gallery
Experiences and the emotions that follow
It is clear to myself and close family and friends that I am, indeed, no monk. I strive daily to be spiritually sound, but oftentimes my emotions do get the better of me, hence, the grumpy prefix.
In my humble opinion, life is about finding your balance while experiencing the experiences and allowing the emotions that follow. My work shows this personal journey of exploring newly acquired knowledge by way of questioning everything. Whether it’s through meditation, transurfing, reading, researching, or philosophizing with people, I seek to learn the answers to some of life’s greatest questions (though deep down I believe we somehow already know the answers). My work is a visual representation of these thoughts and questions in hopes of putting my own unique stamp on this planet.
I truly believe that everyone we meet along our path is a teacher. I look forward to meeting you, if not in person or social media, then in Spirit.
My photography consists of abstracted landscapes using intentional camera movement (ICM) and occasional post processing. Images range from familiar objects or places to complete abstract blocks of color. I first began experimenting with intentional camera movement in college in 2007. Only recently did I begin to add post processing to certain images. Encaustic captured my heart at the beginning of 2021. What drew me to the medium was the layering capabilities as well as the 'painting with fire' concept! I adore encaustic because it has opened up new creative possibilities while still allowing me to incorporate my photography and watercolor into the image making process.