Artist Statement

BY NATALIE ST. MARTIN

For me, art is not merely a commodity  

Fallen Apple, St. Martin

Fallen Apple, St. Martin

Or an experience

Breakup Block, St. Martin

Breakup Block, St. Martin

It might be called a research method  

Sweet Peas, St. Martin

Sweet Peas, St. Martin

But I think of it more in terms of a creative approach to everyday needs and tasks. 

Quilt, St. Martin

Quilt, St. Martin

Making things is a way for me to meditate, study, share, teach, be generous and give thanks. 

Cellist, St. Martin

Cellist, St. Martin

Art is a way for me to walk through this messed up world with honesty and love.  

Self Portrait, St. Martin

Self Portrait, St. Martin

To Natalie St. Martin, art is a part of everyday life.  It always involves others.

Natalie volunteers with Seattle non-profits including REST, SalaamGarage, Mars Hill Church Downtown Seattle, and Artist Reformation. She recently earned her MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from Goddard College, and teaches color theory and portraiture at Seattle Pacific University.  

Natalie writes regularly on her own blog, Holy Dying.

http://www.holydying.blogspot.com/