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The Loom, 2020

Monotype with poem by Mei-mei Berssenbrugge
on Thai Kozo Yatsuo paper
28 x 20 in. (71.1 x 50.8 cm)

About this Edition

Martha Tuttle’s work engages the natural world, pulling inspiration from her childhood in New Mexico and the American West landscape.

Much like her sculptures and paintings, Tuttle’s prints fuse elements of textile design and sculpture to create a sensual and powerful composition. In The Loom, Martha Tuttle collaborates with poet Mei-mei Berssenbrugge to create an ethereal monotype. The print's title takes its name from the first section of a poem of the same name in Berssenbrugge's latest poetry collection A Treatise on Stars.

Tuttle worked with ULAE to create a group of monotypes for "Artists and Archive," an online benefit sale organized by Praise Shadows Fine Art to help the fire recovery efforts at the archive of Museum of Chinese in America. A selection of monotypes were donated by the artist for the benefit, which occurred in February 2020.

About the Artist

Martha Tuttle was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1989. She graduated from Bard College in 2011, and received her MFA from The Yale School of Art in 2015. She has held residencies at the New Mexico School of Poetics in Ojo Caliente in 2012, at the Ucross Foundation Fall Residency in Clearmont, Wyoming in 2016, at A-Z West in Joshua Tree, California in 2017, and is a resident in the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program in New York, New York in 2017. She received a Josef Albers Foundation Travelling Fellowship as well as a Donald C. Gallup Research Fellowship from The Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, Yale University, in 2014. She currently lives and works in New York. 

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