Announcement   As an assemblage artist, I combine natural elements and found objects with literature, poetry, and history, and those themes are reflected in each piece of art. I also create unique hand-stitched jewelry available at https://www.etsy.com/shop/LooseThreadsGoods.

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Last updated on Jul 22, 2018

As an assemblage artist, I combine natural elements and found objects with literature, poetry, and history, and those themes are reflected in each piece of art. I also create unique hand-stitched jewelry available at https://www.etsy.com/shop/LooseThreadsGoods.

Robyn Martins

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Welcome to Homegrown.

As a lover of words, a haphazard poet and former creative director, I have always been drawn to ink on paper. Since I received my first paycheck as a teenage babysitter (years ago!), I began collecting old books from various book shops, carefully setting the dusty literature and poetry on shelves and moving them with me to new shelves over the years along with my most prized possessions. In fact, some of these books ARE my most prized possessions. And now they serve as inspiration as I create new works to frame quotes and poems I believe deserve new audiences.

Recently, I have been drawn to rough-hewn boxes I find at local markets, as I rummage through the musty aisles of small shops and hand-pick this cigar box here and that cheese crate there. And I find satisfaction in blending these "frames" with other found objects and favorite verses penned by favorite poets.

Each box I create is a world of its own—imagine climbing into the scene, parting the foliage for a better view, stepping lightly on the coiled prose for a place to take in the details. Then imagine these boxed worlds sitting on one of your own shelves or hanging in the perfect spot on your own wall.

By the way, I also create hand-stitched pendants with a rustic feel, which are available at https://www.etsy.com/shop/LooseThreadsGoods

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  • Robyn Martins

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    I am an assemblage artist with an interest—or maybe it’s a passion—honestly, it could even be an obsession—with poetry and prose and all things old and rusty. I combine these things in old boxes and drawers to make unique pieces of art.

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