Martinello, Linda 1

Linda Martinello
X’keken
2015
oil and graphite on mylar cut collage
27″ x 39″

Courtesy of: pǀm Gallery
Donated by: The Artist
Estimate: $ 4700

Fourth time participating in Art With Heart


Artist Statement

Linda Martinello’s drawings and paintings are composites of observations and memory based on geographic and geological details encountered in travels. The travel in her work is focused on her own history and the larger histories of the landscape space. Chosen details o the landscape are recreated in Martinello’s work as an attempt to create focal points. As cues, they serve to pull the viewer into recognizable shapes reminding them of stairways, caves or lakes that they themselves might have seen somewhere. In a somewhat obscure sense of place, these spaces present personal and intimate positions towards identity, history and myth, pointing to a disconnect between “objective” knowledge and subjective work of one’s memory.