About Martha Ressler
I am an artist. I also walk 10,000 steps a day and keep an artistic eye open with every step for inspiration: the shapes, angles and shadows of my working class and industrial neighborhood of Pittsburgh. I pick up “found objects” (aka interesting litter!) that I find along the way. These bits tend to work their way into my pieces.
The art itself is based on fabrics, other fibers and plastics. They are collaged and sewn together by machine and hand. The technical term for them is “Contemporary Art Quilts.”
For the last year I have concentrated on my intrepretations of paintings artists did during the heyday of steel-making in Pittsburgh. I will continue to make these too, using antique lace for the smoke, for example.
I have a large sunny studio in Lawrenceville, where I also live and work. With this blog I will share finished pieces, events where I show my art, and occasional thoughts about the processes I use.