Praying Praying Mantis

Here is a first look at my new metal sculpture, “Praying Praying Mantis”! I am so excited about this effort, it was my first time welding and plasma cutting, which I did freehand. I absolutely LOVE the medium, and hope to incorporate more metalworking into my portfolio in the future. I hope you enjoy!

I found this little post in my recycle bin… My “Praying Praying Mantis” has been standing watchin my garden for the past 3 years , praying for humans to take better care of his habitat!

Intergallactic Dragonfly, mixed media sculpture,Susan T. Martin 2016, sold

Here is another sculpture of mine, from 4 years ago, from which I coined the name ” Out of the Gutter”. I have every  intention of making more gutter sculptures, I just have to find a way to construct without using toxic glues… That is why I learned to weld, but I never did get a machine…

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Susan T. Martin

I am an Artist, Poet and Author. A Survivor of Violent Sexual Abuse and Rape, I have lived thru Severe Domestic Violence, Twenty Three years of Addiction and Alcoholism, Family Dysfunction, Chronic Pain, Dependence on Opioids, and 2 Venomous Snake Bites...I have Been Stabbed, Shot at, Tied to a Tree and Choked Unconscious. A Quarter Horse Rolled on Me, as did a Lawn Tractor. I also Wrecked a Harley into a Tree! I also have PTSD and Rapid Cycling Bipolar Disorder, and spent my 18th birthday in a Locked Psychiatric Ward. I am so much more than this: I feel like a tiny seed that sprouted in a desert, and now has grown into a Passion Vine. My Art is my Voice, Screaming, Crying, Praying, Loving, Laughing, Healing- all in Riotous Color...