katherinemarty:

New collage: “Vitruvian Angel.” Needs a few finishing touches before it goes up on Etsy. Yes, that’s Sophia Loren in a Team USA track suit. She is demonstrating the physical fitness techniques essential to her continued beauty and vitality. At least I think that’s what she’s supposed to be doing.

Now on Etsy. Only $15!

katherinemarty:

New collage: “Vitruvian Angel.” Needs a few finishing touches before it goes up on Etsy. Yes, that’s Sophia Loren in a Team USA track suit. She is demonstrating the physical fitness techniques essential to her continued beauty and vitality. At least I think that’s what she’s supposed to be doing.

Now on Etsy. Only $15!

katherinemarty:

This collage is too tall to fit in a single photo, so another collage of detail shots will have to do.

Much better photos and an easy-peasy way to purchase this item now available at my Etsy shop.

Here’s a story:

For a while, when I worked at the big-box store, the same guy would spend hours sitting in the food court with his buddies, shooting the breeze and passing around gun magazines they’d picked up in the newsstand aisle. I leafed through “Personal & Home Defense Monthly” on my lunch break once. It was actually worse than I expected: dozens of pages of nonstop white male paranoia and gear porn. I tore out and saved the most egregious article, the one about How To Tell If A Bystander Is About To Attack You. (Spoiler alert: ALL the bystanders mean you harm, which is why you need a high-powered handgun).

Fast-forward two years. I dig out the clipping and decide the only way to neutralize a toxic ideology is to make it into protest art. This is the first thing I’ve made that is explicitly political, though I’m not sure if it reads as such.

Anyway: the piece is 12”x12”, on corrugated cardboard. It’s listed on my Etsy shop. Think of the man in your life who is most likely to have a woman imprisoned in his basement and buy it for him. At $40 it’s a steal.

Here’s a story:

For a while, when I worked at the big-box store, the same guy would spend hours sitting in the food court with his buddies, shooting the breeze and passing around gun magazines they’d picked up in the newsstand aisle. I leafed through “Personal & Home Defense Monthly” on my lunch break once. It was actually worse than I expected: dozens of pages of nonstop white male paranoia and gear porn. I tore out and saved the most egregious article, the one about How To Tell If A Bystander Is About To Attack You. (Spoiler alert: ALL the bystanders mean you harm, which is why you need a high-powered handgun).

Fast-forward two years. I dig out the clipping and decide the only way to neutralize a toxic ideology is to make it into protest art. This is the first thing I’ve made that is explicitly political, though I’m not sure if it reads as such.

Anyway: the piece is 12”x12”, on corrugated cardboard. It’s listed on my Etsy shop. Think of the man in your life who is most likely to have a woman imprisoned in his basement and buy it for him. At $40 it’s a steal.

artisttable:

Artwork of Katherine Marty in the ArtisTTable’s Exhibition, The Outsider.

http://bit.ly/Vaw9Vo

I am simultaneously pleased that things I made are being promoted by people who aren’t me and embarrassed that my photos are of such poor quality. Two of the four above items are still available on Etsy. I’m just saying, you guys.
New collage: “Vitruvian Angel.” Needs a few finishing touches before it goes up on Etsy. Yes, that’s Sophia Loren in a Team USA track suit. She is demonstrating the physical fitness techniques essential to her continued beauty and vitality. At least I think that’s what she’s supposed to be doing.

New collage: “Vitruvian Angel.” Needs a few finishing touches before it goes up on Etsy. Yes, that’s Sophia Loren in a Team USA track suit. She is demonstrating the physical fitness techniques essential to her continued beauty and vitality. At least I think that’s what she’s supposed to be doing.

"Different Angels." The young man looks a bit like Joseph Gordon-Levitt, so you could plausibly argue that this qualifies as Inception fanart. $20 on Etsty.

"Different Angels." The young man looks a bit like Joseph Gordon-Levitt, so you could plausibly argue that this qualifies as Inception fanart. $20 on Etsty.

"Brainstorm." Always keep a rendezvous with a zeta-beam. You don’t want to know what happens when they get angry. $20 on Etsy.

"Brainstorm." Always keep a rendezvous with a zeta-beam. You don’t want to know what happens when they get angry. $20 on Etsy.

"Satellites," 10.5 x 5.25, on matte board. I didn’t realize until I laid them all out how many of my collages have angels in them. $20 on Etsy.

"Satellites," 10.5 x 5.25, on matte board. I didn’t realize until I laid them all out how many of my collages have angels in them. $20 on Etsy.

"Woodlit," 5.5 x 12, on board. Only $20. Check it out on Etsy!

"Woodlit," 5.5 x 12, on board. Only $20. Check it out on Etsy!

"She surfaced in a place where the lake held still to mirror the sky. When it settled, she looked down into it. She expected to see that she was beautiful, but she was not. A mirror only answers one question and it can’t lie. She had completely lost her looks. She wondered what she had gotten in return."

— From “The Black Fairy’s Curse,” by Karen Joy Fowler. Her short fiction wastes no words and pulls no punches.

The second time I kicked the crackhead out of the stairwell of my apartment building (yes, there was also a third time) he left behind a couple of back pages from Hustler magazine. Not unusual…except the magazine was from April 1983. When and how he came to have this will forever remain a mystery. I doubt he could explain it himself. So naturally I had to make it into art.
Approximately 4 x 7, on a cigar box lid. $40. Check it out on Etsty!

The second time I kicked the crackhead out of the stairwell of my apartment building (yes, there was also a third time) he left behind a couple of back pages from Hustler magazine. Not unusual…except the magazine was from April 1983. When and how he came to have this will forever remain a mystery. I doubt he could explain it himself. So naturally I had to make it into art.

Approximately 4 x 7, on a cigar box lid. $40. Check it out on Etsty!

Yesterday at Formal Wear at the Beach, a Grand Rapids tradition launched by reynaldorobinson and now in its tenth year. This is the first time I was able to attend. Rei’s usual response, when asked why he is wading into the lake in a three-piece suit, is “Dog wedding.” This is my new favorite all-purpose explanation. It simultaneously deflects and mystifies.

I expected I’d destroy the dress, but a few dips in the lake and hours of being dragged through sand had no effect at all. By the time I got home, only the bodice was even damp. I’m actually a bit disappointed. I was in the mood for a grand gesture.

Yesterday at Formal Wear at the Beach, a Grand Rapids tradition launched by reynaldorobinson and now in its tenth year. This is the first time I was able to attend. Rei’s usual response, when asked why he is wading into the lake in a three-piece suit, is “Dog wedding.” This is my new favorite all-purpose explanation. It simultaneously deflects and mystifies.

I expected I’d destroy the dress, but a few dips in the lake and hours of being dragged through sand had no effect at all. By the time I got home, only the bodice was even damp. I’m actually a bit disappointed. I was in the mood for a grand gesture.

Sturdy cardboard box decoupaged with birds and flowers. $50. Check it out on Etsy!

"The Hand of RA Will See You Now," mixed media on cardboard glove form, $10. Check it out on Etsy!

"The Hand of RA Will See You Now," mixed media on cardboard glove form, $10. Check it out on Etsy!

After much prodding (thank you, @sarahjeanland!) I went and made myself an Etsy shop. It has very little to offer at the moment, but I will add more items as soon as I have decent photos. Every item is unique and nothing is knitted, so there’s that.