Martin was born in New Jersey and moved to Arundel in 2017 after 28 years on the Caribbean Island of St. Kitts creating a boutique hotel on an old sugar plantation at the edge of a rain forest. His sculptural and photographic work explores the textures and structures of stones, trees and classic geometric forms. From large bamboo geodesic structures hanging in the forest, to close examination of tree bark, to constructions of slate and steel the work ranges wherever his imagination takes him. Sometimes wall hangings, sometimes furniture, sometimes small wooden shapes from Lignum Vitae designed to feel good in the hand.
He was trained in plant science and horticulture and lives in Arundel with his wife Penny in a converted carriage house, part conservatory and part loft. His work was first exhibited in the Arundel Gallery Trail in 2018. The Audio Trail 2019 project of artist interviews is an extension of his work producing audio tour programs for destination gardens.
Venue: 54A Tarrant Street, Arundel, BN18 9DN