Assiniboia Gallery - Martha Cole

Martha Cole

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Martha  Cole Tree Ring Mandala 2
Tree Ring Mandala 2
digitally altered photograph on silk satin fabric, thread
15 x 15 in
Sold
Martha  Cole
Albizia Julibrissin
fabric, paper, thread
12 x 12 in
600
Martha  Cole
American Elm
digital image on cotton, fabric paint, thread
48 x 48 in
5,000
Martha  Cole
Ash
digital image on cotton, fabric paint, thread
22 x 22 in
1,750
Martha  Cole
Ash Bark with Lichen
digital image on cotton, fabric paint, thread
22 x 22 in
1,750
Martha  Cole
Birds in Flight
satin acetate, fabric paint, threads
26 x 41 in
3,000
Martha  Cole
Black Lichen 1
digital image on silk, fabrics, fabric paint, coloured pencil, thread
22 x 22 in
1,750
Martha  Cole
Blue Spruce Bark
digital image on cotton, fabric paint, thread
60 x 22 in
4,000
Martha  Cole
Blue Spruce Bark 1
digital image on cotton, fabric paint, thread
22 x 22 in
1,750
Martha  Cole
Blue Spruce Bark 2
digital image on cotton, fabric paint, thread
22 x 22 in
1,750
Martha  Cole
Blue Spruce Bough 2
digital image on cotton, fabric paint, thread
22 x 22 in
1,750
Martha  Cole
Canadian Thistle - Seed Pod
cotton, chiffon, fabric paint, thread
15 x 12 in
800
Martha  Cole
Cedar Bark 1
digital image on cotton, fabric paint, thread
22 x 22 in
1,750
Martha  Cole
Cedar Bough 1
digital image on cotton, fabric paint, thread
22 x 22 in
1,750
Martha  Cole
Cedar Bough, Reversed
digital image on silk, fabrics, fabric paint, thread
22 x 22 in
1,750
Martha  Cole
Chaerophyllum Villarsii
fabric, paper, thread
9.25 x 8.75 in
550
Martha  Cole
Crabapple Bark
digital image on cotton, fabric paint, thread
22 x 22 in
1,750
Martha  Cole
Crown of Thorns Cactus
cotton, fabric paint, oil pastel, thread
39.5 x 18 in
2,200
Martha  Cole Disley
Disley
assorted fabrics, threads
43 x 89 in
6,000
Martha  Cole
Elemental Green: Willows
digital image on cotton, fabric paint, thread
42 x 26.5 in
3,300
Martha  Cole
Field Pattern
digital transfer, digital prints, fabrics, fabric paint, thread
14 x 16 in
900
Martha  Cole
First Snow on the Prairies
cotton, fabric paint, coloured pencils, threads
63 x 28 in
2,800
Martha  Cole
Flowering Ornamental Crabapple Tree
digital image on cotton, fibre paint, coloured pencil, thread
17.5 x 45 in
2,500
Martha  Cole
Grass Stem
assorted fabrics, fabric paint, thread
24 x 12 in
1,000
Martha  Cole
Maple 2
digital image on cotton, fabric, thread
62 x 22 in
4,000
Martha  Cole
Maple Bark Revisited 1
digital image on cotton, fabric paint, oil pastel, coloured pencil, thread
22 x 22 in
1,750
Martha  Cole
Ohio Buckeye
digital image on cotton, fabric paint, thread
63 x 22 in
4,000
Martha  Cole
Orange Lichen 1
digital image on cotton, fabric paint, coloured pencils, thread
22 x 22 in
1,750
Martha  Cole
Platanus Orientalis
fabric, paper, thread
8 x 8 in
550
Martha  Cole
Poplar Bark
digital image on silk, fabrics, fabric paint, coloured pencil, thread
22 x 22 in
1,750
Martha  Cole
Poplar Bark 2
digital image on silk, fabrics, fabric paint, thread
22 x 22 in
1,750
Martha  Cole
Poplar Leaves 2
digital image on cotton, fabric paint, thread
22 x 22 in
1,750
Martha  Cole
Prickly Pear Cactus
cotton, fabric paint, chiffon, wool, thread
52 x 36 in
4,400
Martha  Cole
Russian Olive Bark
digital image on cotton, fabric paint, thread
22 x 22 in
1,750
Martha  Cole
Russian Olive Leaves
digital image on cotton, fabric paint, thread
22 x 22 in
1,750
Martha  Cole
Scots Pine Bark 1
digital image on cotton, fabric, thread
22 x 22 in
1,750
Martha  Cole
Snow Shadows
digital image on silk, fabrics, fabric paint, thread
41 x 44 in
5,100
Martha  Cole
Spruce Revisited
digital image on cotton, fabric paint, thread
42 x 17 in
2,100
Martha  Cole The Light From Within 2006
The Light From Within 2006
cotton, fabric paint, coloured pencils, threads
56 x 54 in
6,000
Martha  Cole
Tree Bark or Seashell?
digital image on cotton, fabric paint, thread
22 x 22 in
1,750
Martha  Cole
Tree Bark with Cracked Earth Overlay
digital image on cotton, fabric, fabric paint, thread
22 x 22 in
1,750
Martha  Cole Tree Ring Mandala 3
Tree Ring Mandala 3
digitally altered photograph on silk satin fabric, thread
15 x 15 in
1,200
Martha  Cole Tree Ring Mandala 4
Tree Ring Mandala 4
digitally altered photograph on silk satin fabric, thread
15 x 15 in
1,200
Martha  Cole
Trimmed Cedar Hedge
digital image on cotton, fabric paint, coloured pencils, thread
45 x 17.5 in
2,500
Martha  Cole
Willow Leaves & Water Ripple Overlay
digital image on cotton, fabric, fabric paint, thread
18 x 18 in
1,600
Martha  Cole
Winter Wheat
fabric, fabric paint, thread, hand felted wool
54 x 30 in
2,000
Martha  Cole Tree Ring Mandala 1
Tree Ring Mandala 1
digitally altered photograph on silk satin fabric, thread
15 x 15 in
Sold

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Martha  Cole

Martha Cole

Martha Cole Biography

Martha Cole is a full-time artist whose machine-stitched and quilted artworks have been exhibited widely throughout Canada and the US for the last thirty years. As well as being included in a number of public collections, her work has represented Canada at the Yokohama Quilt Week in Japan, the Commonwealth Games in Vancouver, the Assoc. of Pacific NW Quilters Biennial Showcase in Seattle, and most recently at the prestigious Quilt National 2015 in Athens, Ohio. She has been published in several books and has had numerous journal articles and video/media interviews.

She exhibits nationally and internationally in public galleries, commercial galleries, and in a wide range of juried exhibitions.

Martha Cole currently resides in a rural community in Saskatchewan and usually does fabric works that relate to the natural world – either in the form of large-scale landscape works of the prairies or in smaller, more intimate explorations of the vast array of plants and flowers of our eco-region. Martha is also a book artist working in one-of-a-kind books for exhibition or in limited editions.

Martha Cole Statement

I often define myself as a landscape-based artist whose roots are deeply buried in Saskatchewan soil. I have returned to this theme many times, always exploring and deepening my connection to the land I call home. Sometimes I have focused on the vast expansiveness of the prairie panorama, the patterning of the agricultural fields; other times on the complexity and subtlety of the grasses and flora. Whatever the focus, this land has continued to challenge and inspire me.

As an “art maker”, I believe that art and visual images carry in them the power to generate change if they are created with honouring and respectful intention. Therefore, I try to create images that are beautiful, reflective of my values, and accessible both visually and intellectually. I hope to show aspects of the prairies that are both new and familiar to my viewers. I want them to experience the broad, expansive “power of place” that is so characteristic of the prairies as well as the small, fragile and vulnerable within the wide sweep of this landscape.

 

As a “culture maker”, I am committed to effecting change in our society. I have chosen to place my work here – where I live. I want these images to resonate, to affirm and deepen a personal connection in each of us to this land. I believe that if we can learn to love this land we cannot help but work to save it, thereby saving ourselves in the process.

Since 2006 most of my work has been based on digital images, which have been altered in Photoshop and then printed large-scale onto fabric using commercial printers. After printing, I alter these images using transparent acrylic based fabric paints and extensive machine stitching with various collage or appliqué additions as needed. They are then quilted and finished.

By using a digital camera for my initial images, I discover areas of complexity that I cannot or do not see with the naked eye when I draw the same image directly. I want to be an active witness to the complexity and interconnectedness of the natural world. By using this kind of subject matter, I hope to make myself and others more comfortable in this very complex and ever changing world while understanding and accepting our embeddedness within it.

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