Andrea Martens
In my work I am investigating human-animal interaction in contemporary industrial society by looking at the physical and psychological dimensions between human and non-human animals and their environment. My most recent work evolves around the issues of containment and confinement, and physical and psychological space. Using a combination of materials and processes, I have begun examining the New England landscape as it relates to open space and the tracking of animals. Through these pieces, my aim is to foster a connection between the subject and the viewer -- or, the animal and the human.

I am not only vested in the content and form of visual work, but also in the role of the artist within our societal context, and the artist’s response through their art to the social and political world around them.