interstellar futurism

if i were to envision the ideal person …
he would be able to look beyond his own self, and into the world.  believe in the connection to others, and to the universe.  he would want to effect change in the world through his mind, and his hands.  he would be a work in progress, coming out from pencil into pen, and then darkening the strokes … until he is the person he always dreamed of becoming.

interstellar futurism
96×62″ acrylic on canvas
by Martha A. Wade

progress on interstellar futurism

i have been busy in the studio for the past few months, and haven’t posted in quite some time!  without giving too much away, here are some progress shots on my latest work “interstellar futurism” for my upcoming collaborative exhibit at Galleryna19.


incorporating elements of graphite, acrylic and paint market into this piece


a city emerges


occupational hazard, have now gone through several pencils.


that time that i created a universe.




the transition from pencil to paint marker to acrylic symbolizes a “work in progress” in life


cropped view of my ideal man – he might be into astrophysics.


and can affect change in the world around us.

the collaboration of sexy


The Collaboration of Sexy
New Works by Martha A. Wade and Reisha

Poking fun at sexy with 5×8 feet collaborative paintings on canvas by two dynamic artists, and self-proclaimed “sexy” women.  In this new body of work, Reisha and Martha push “sexy” beyond traditional stereotypes to encompass a new meaning – powerful, passionate, emotional, and intelligent.  The art is a vivid journey through power and beauty that represents a visual dictation of their collaborative sense of the world today – and the potential for tomorrow.

An irreverent spin on sexuality, exploitation, and the right to be more than what meets the eye.  The works stems from the artists’ desire to contrast societal beauty standards and sexuality with a familiar character viewed by many as comical and even intimidating.


Opening Reception
Galleryna19 – 19 Harrison Street, Oak Park IL 60304
Friday – May 22, 2015 from 6:00pm – 10:00pm


gigantic painting sale!

all originals and fine art prints now on sale through January 31, 2015.
use coupon code “HOLIDAYSALE” via Etsy for 30% off all items.