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Shantell Martin

Title & Date: Message on a Bottle (2011)
Material: Found bottle, gesso, ink, varnish
Dimensions: 9" x 3"

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"Message on a Bottle" by Shantell Martin

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"Message On A Bottle" comes from a series of 100 handpainted bottles that Martin salvaged from dumps and recycle bins around New York to give them a new life and purpose. Using pens, markers, and paint to transform the discarded glass bottle into a canvas, each bottle carries a message, depicting intricate and repetitive images and patterns, both in the form of the written word or visual image. Drawing inspiration from her daily surroundings and conversations, Martin paints each bottle as a response to a present moment, taking the impromptu act of doodling and elevating it to a unique artistic act.

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Category: Sculpture

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Description: Message On A Bottle comes from a series of 100 handpainted bottles that Martin salvaged from dumps and recycle bins around New York to give them a new life and purpose. Using pens, markers, and paint to transform the discarded glass bottle into a canvas, each bottle carries a message, depicting intricate and repetitive images and patterns, both in the form of the written word or visual image. Drawing inspiration from her daily surroundings and conversations, Martin paints each bottle as a response to a present moment, taking the impromptu act of doodling and elevating it to a unique artistic act.

Artist Biography: From London to Tokyo to New York, Shantell Martin is expanding conventional definitions of drawing and animation to transform visual experience in the design, fashion and music industries. Her dazzling light projections have been featured in iconic spots such as New York’s Museum of
Modern Art, the megaclubs of Tokyo and Russia, and on the enormous screens at Shibuya and Harajuku crossings in Tokyo. Martin has quickly infiltrated popular culture stateside — she’s been cast as herself on quintessential New York show Gossip Girl, interviewed on CNN, appeared on an NBC morning show, and deemed a muse of design blog, PSFK. She was named by French Glamour as New York’s “coolest it girl” in 2011, and her hand-illustrated bedroom walls graced the cover of the New York Times home section in May 2012. Martin has performed as part of My New Project at Flux Factory in 2011.