interstellar inventor

interstellar-inventor

he is able to affect change in the world
he is brilliant and compassionate at the same time
he desires connections to others and to the universe

interstellar inventor
48×72″ acrylic on canvas (framed)
by Martha A. Wade
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on view through Feb 21 at:
Museum of Science and Industry
Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60637
January 18, 2016 – February 21, 2016

be my astronaut

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will you be my astronaut? explore my mind and body. take me to another dimension. get out of our own heads and be free. will you teach me new things and share your experiences? will you enter my soul and find the stars. ⭐️

be my astronaut
36×36″ mixed media on canvas
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dream big

dream-big

dream big
36×36″ oil and acrylic on wood
available via etsy

this piece was inspired by Misty Copeland, the third ever black ballerina soloist (and first in two decades) to dance with the American Ballet Theater, where she has endured the cultural pressure associated with this role.  in this painting, she is riding gracefully, seemingly effortlessly on top an Orca whale.  these whales swim thousands of miles, and can live for up to a hundred years.

in the financial markets a “whale” client is a big get, a huge catch.  the painting was created to speak to everyone with a dream. when people tell you its impossible.  just keep going, and ride that killer whale all the way to the top of the stars!

female warrior

bring-itthe idea for this piece came to me in a dream.  a vision of a female warrior saying “bring it on.”  i have been watching a lot of “Game of Thrones” lately, which might explain my fascination with woman and swords.  i have always carried a deep passion for portraying female strength in my work.

someone once said that i portray woman power in my work because i feel weak at times, and that my insecurities show in my work.  maybe there is a powerlessness i feel trying to maintain this adult life amidst while maintaining the jobs, kids, and creative expression.  so i paint strength, power, and never forget that we as a people must persevere.

female warrior
16×20″ acrylic on canvas
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childhood dreams and conquered fears

as children, we often have elaborate dreams of a wonderful fantasy world, floating on ice cream bubbles, and befriending animals.  this series is about conquering your fears, and is dedicated to all the people who never stopped dreaming.

boy-bear_d1

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i once dreamed that i ruled the world 8x10

when i ruled the world
8×10″ oil on wood
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i once dreamed of my power within 8x10

my power within
8×10″ oil on wood
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i am not afraid 8x10

i am not afraid
8×10″ oil on wood
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everybody needs somebody 8x10

everybody needs somebody
8×10″ oil on wood
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