Martha Chason-Sokol
www.mchasonsokol.com

Artmaking is both pure joy and painful reckoning. The practice of drawing anchors me. ​I use paint, ink, thread, markers, words, boxes and books to hear myself think. Through shape and line, I discover the structure, the flow, the breath of each piece. I watch the surface as forms emerge, disappear and transform into story. I paint organically, automatically and emotionally. Color deepens the conversation; it can be subtle, dark, funny, mad or exciting. My work is nonverbal conversation without referencing the external world.

Creating conversation through art, I ask you to look, ponder, and listen.

 

"Page from Surgery Diary," 2017, Handmade Book, Cloth, Ballpoint Pen, String, 6” x 9“ x 2”
"Front Cover Andrew’s Yarzheit Book," 2016, Old Memo Book, Tape, Digital Images, Various Papers, Pigmented Marker, 6” x 5” x 4”
"Untitled - Buried Dreams Series," 2018, India Ink, Pigmented Beeswax, 6” x 8”
"Page from Book of Days - (in progress)," Handmade Book, India Ink Markers, Acrylic Markers, 7” x 18” x 2”
"Untitled - Buried Dreams Series," 2018, India Ink, Pigmented Beeswax, 12” x 12”
"Back Cover Andrew’s Yarzheit Book," 2016, Old Memo Book, Tape, Digital Images, Various Papers, Pigmented Marker, 6” x 5” x 4”
"Untitled Buried Dreams Series," 2018, India Ink, Pigmented Beeswax, 6” x 8”
" Page from Book of Days - (in progress)," Handmade Book, India Ink Markers, Acrylic Markers, 7” x 18” x 2”