An environmental sculpture / sketches / drawings in the permanent collection The Gallery Stratford, Ontario.
Martin's focus on natural and man-made objects in “Earthworks” steered him toward the environmental sculpture “For The Birds”.
Occupying a space of twenty feet by twenty feet by ten feet high, the sculpture is a literal maze of abstracted wooden birdhouses in various stages of decay, resting on slender rusting poles, strung together by torn and ragged, rusted wire link fencing.
The deliberate presentation of the bird houses in various stages of decomposition, act as a metaphor of life and death.
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