Portfolio > Garment Series

Slip Dress
Oil Paint on paper
74"x52"
1996
After Valasquez
Fencing, cloth, and beeswax.
58"x68"x44"
2002
Beast Coat
Honey, synthetic hair, graphite, charcoal, fleece, and oilstick on Arches paper
74"x46"x3"
1997
Beast Coat
Mixed Media
2002
Padre's Bride
Fencing, barbed wire, fabric, and synthetic hair.
54"x38"x72"
1998
Wedding Dress
Oil Paint on paper
74"x52"
1996

"Clothing as a surrogate for the absent human figure has become something of an artistic cliche over the last 25 years. In the early 1970s, Judith Shea began exploring clothing as sculpture and Robert Kushner began using it as a springboard for painting, to take just two prominent examples of a broader trend. Martha Posner at her best, however, manages to banish familiar images, finding new potential in an old idea"
-Barry Schwabsky, The New York Times, Sunday, May 24, 1998.