Virginia Marting

a little of everything

Flash of dahlias

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 I always liked to work with the seasons so I decided to bring them to my tattoos. I will create special flash art for each season. I love tattooing plants and flowers since I have a strong connection with them.

I decided to start with some dahlias. I usually turn around to contemplate them when I find them in my city walks or when I’m riding my bike. They just make me happy; their shapes and their colors, they look “strong” to me. I was just reading about them and I found that they are natives to Mexico (they are their national flower) and they were part of the Aztecs diet. Their original name in Nahuatl  is Atlcocotlixochitl comes from:: a-tl (water), coco-tli (tube) y xochitl (flower). It seams like it is 42 species if not more and they are divided in groups; in my flash I’m representing 8 of them (single,anemone, semi cactus,cactus, decorative, peony, collarette, orchid). They need a lot of sun and in North America we can see them in the late summer.

I would like to tattoo some of them before the end of the summer.  Write me an email if you are interested and please share it with your friends.

Appointments: virmarting@gmail.com

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Siempre me gusto trabajar con las estaciones asique decidi traerlas a mis tatuajes. Voy a presentar flash art especiales para cada estacion dependiendo en lo que vea alrededor. Me gusta mucho tatuar palntas y flores ya que tengo una fuerte conexion con ellas.

Decidi comenzar con algunas dalias. Por lo general me doy vuelta para contemplarlas cuando las encuentro en mis caminatas por la ciudad o andando en bici. Me hacen feliz; sus formas y colores, las veo “fuertes”. Justo estaba leyendo sobre ellas y encontre que son nativas de Mejico (son su flor nacional) y eran parte de la aliimentacion de los Aztecas. Su nombre originario en Nahuatl  es Atlcocotlixochitl que viene de: a-tl (agua), coco-tli (tubo) y xochitl (flor). Parece ser que hay 42 especies sino mas y estan divididas enn grupos; en mi flash represento 8 de ellos  (single,anemone, semi cactus,cactus, decorative, peony, collarette, orchid). Necesitan muucho sol y en Norte America las podemos ver al final del verano.

Me gustaria tatuar algunas de ellas antes de el final del verano. Escribanme un email si estan interesados y compartanlas con sus amigos.

(perdon pero no pude encontar los acentos!!!)

Turnos: virmarting@gmail.com

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The Grey Sun - paintings - February 2014

The Grey Sun is a collection of paintings that I made from November to now. They are inspired by the cold and the winter, I worked with black, white and grey mainly, letting some greens and blues appear in some of the images. Some bare trees and a lot of stars. The sun is a star and the winter is grey. This stars keep appearing in the space, repeating themselves .
Acrylic paint on canvas and plywood.

I’m showing them for the month of February at Coffee House 5 on the corner of N Killingsworth and Albina (across the street from PCC). The place is open 7 days a week till 8 pm (6pm on Sundays).
Pieces are for sale and have a price but you can make me a different offer if you really want one!

New Vinyasa Class in Kenton Neighborhood

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I just started to teach a new class and I’m super happy about it!

It’s on Thursdays at 6 pm (t0 7:30 pm) at the Kenton Family Wellness Center, 8315 N Denver Av. 97217.

It’s  a DROP IN class, sliding scale $6 to $10. (the space has mats and props that you can borrow if you forget to bring yours).

Let it fall, let it cool – paintings

 

To create this work I’ve been inspired by the season, by the fall by the cold by the coming winter.

I played with the idea that I can go or be small or i can go or be big.

 

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November 21st to December 17th  2013 – Posies Cafe  

8208 N. Denver Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97217 (open Mon – Fri: 6:30 am – 6:00 pm & Sat – Sun: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm)

Salvage Works Anniversary Month

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Fresh made by me for Salvage Works Anniversary Party! It’ll be hanging there for the rest of the month next to the rest of Salvage Works’s family works. I’m super happy to be part of it!

Collection of Inks and Watercolors at Salvage Works

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Inks and watercolors from different moments are going to be hanging at Salvage Works from July 18th to August 14th of this year 2013.
Small opening reception Thurs. 18 at 8:30 pm. (fire outside, wine, some snacks)!!!!!

2030 N Willis Blvd. – 97217

Hours: Monday to Saturdays 9 – 6 , Sunday 11 – 4.

Salvave Works is a place for architectural salvage, vintage building materials, custom, hand-made furniture, and assorted what-nots located in the historic North Portland Kenton neighborhood.

BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS

performance piece in process, performed at Variable # 13. Portland, Or.

Anna Ruby Colbert / Virginia Marting

Mass Media People and Others – Objects and Inks

March 2013 at The Waypost  coffee house & tavern  (3120 N Williams Ave, 97227)

Open Tuesday to Sunday 10 am – 11 pm.

Closing party on March 31 at 8 pm with music by Marisa Anderson & Caude Equine.

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Up Coming Shows

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February: PAINTINGS AND INKS at In Other Words   feminist community center

14 NE Killingsworth St 97211 – Noon to 7 pm Tuesday through Saturday.

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March: PAINTINGS AND OBJECTS at The Way Post –   coffee house and tavern                                                         

 3120 N Williams Ave. 97227 – 10am to 11pm Tuesday through Sunday.

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