Kristina Martin

 

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”
-Thomas Merton
Art and design is a continuous journey that continues to challenge and enlighten me, learning new things about myself and the world around me.
The style and themes used in my designs and art are simple, yet refined.
My design passion lies in a combination of fine art photography, textiles and graphic design. With Ideas and inspiration often stemming from personal experience either from travelling, my surroundings or home environment.
The first series are artworks inspired by my South African heritage and travels on safari in South Africa. The photographs are taken of wildlife, capturing a moment in time, combined with a refined stitching, drawing the audiences eye to details they may usually skim past, such as the small hairs on a zebras mane or the intricate pieces of grass that uniformly spring to combine one. My artworks focus on bringing little details into focus.

The second series in development, is inspired by the ocean, its power, beauty and tranquility, which I continually find myself drawn to and lost within. My aim is to convey the oceans multitude of moods on a canvas.