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S C U L P T U R E
Over several decades, Martine created many marble sculptures. She learned the art of stone carving in the 1970s from the Italian sculptor Philip Pavia who was teaching in New York City at that time. In the beginning, Martine and friends rented a shared studio in Chelsea, taking turns to work in the small space. She discovered her prefered material: marble. It could be carved to represent gesture and emotion while maintaining its strength and integrity. Ranging in scale, these works depict abstract forms that morph, flow, twist, and embrace.
"The minute I found myself on the bench with stone and mallet in hand, the chisel's work was pure joy."
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