Victoria Martinez
Reminiscing MountainsFound MountainsNuestra Piel (Our Skin) - 1 Nuestra Piel (Our Skin) - 2 Dolores, te sigo amandoWaves in your atmosphereOchreSundaySecret constellationGut, multiple a thousandfoldSturdy waterFreedom mappingCrown the memories Running with windWriter’s block, lovers blockProfessor’s giftBetween Movements - 1Between Movements - 2Between Movements - 3Busco Montañas / Searching for mountainsJ A R Departure LaughKiss me near the fenceLabyrinth FieldHeartbeat Gamble Crazy LegsBandera MIntuition 16Climb the mountain, think of branchesBones survived winterYou broke my fin, I fly awayEsa Juanita Bockwinkel's NashvilleRemembering the thrift shop on 21st StreetRemember the FruitBBPhilly Flowers, Chicago runsOn my way to Burdeen's Western WallsUntitled PrideSWAP trial 25 SWAP trial 25 - detailLuna smileFlag exercise Forward to 19th St. (LOLOL let me tell you algo, G)Forward to 19th St. (LOLOL let me tell you algo, G)21st Place mural, repeated revelations21st Place mural, repeated revelations Flowers never purchasedFlowers never purchased Mini Mall Majesty (Cermak)Mini Mall Majesty (Cermak)La Unica Taqueria granted goldLa Unica Taqueria granted gold Dollamaze, Woolworth's ghostDollamaze, Woolworth's ghostInto the Ochre OceanFloral cupcake for my love Sesame Street saved my lifeBalloon stroll90s PilsenWagner's Bakery Wander off, wander back
in collaboration with Anansi KnowbodyWander off, wander back
in collaboration with Anansi KnowbodyWander off, wander back When your mind gets twisted state to state, coast to country When your mind gets twisted state to state, coast to country - screen printed detail Autobús sonidero Autobús sonidero - detailPastel de Luces (Bright light cake)The Wondrous Map of Mercado del Carmen
in collaboration with Rosa BorrásThe Wondrous Map of Mercado Carmen - detail Bag Lady DressTengo dos vidas, quiero tres - 1Tengo dos vidas, quiero tres - 2Tengo dos vidas, quiero tres - 3Seal of a Lost EmpireSeal of a Lost Empire - detailCrash coarse LadyOur bad Poetry She ShootsPuro ParryOchre¿Y tu agua de k sabor la quieres?FlowerfallsTime for Poetry
in collaboration with Bethlehem Community CenterFlores para la Frozen City Know Thy NeighborWould You be My Neighbor?
As an transdisciplinary artist, I compose and structure mixed media experiments. My objectives are to establish urban interventions within abandoned spaces, on my own and in collaboration with the people who live in close proximity to these spaces. I collect and incorporate samples of items such as discarded encyclopedias, textiles, thrift store objects, as well as ‘found’ entities indicative of urban environments and Mother Earth, for example scraps of Mexican grocery store advertisements, parade streamers, and photographs of flowers. Perhaps to many people the articles that I use in my art are superfluous and disposable. However, when I discover these materials in abandoned spaces, I think of these items in terms of giving them a chance at potentially better and longer lives.There is ‘mystery’ in all of these things. I will never know or entirely understand the history behind the commodities that I find as I explore in dusty warehouses or leaf through texts from aged journals. This process is fascinating to me. I relate this to the ‘feeling’ of calm air before the spontaneous, ejection of a speeding bullet in my neighborhood or the intuitive anxiety of darting after the falling candy from piñatas.