I create regularly and alternate basketry with other mediums.  Changing the medium refreshes me and gives another expression to my creative energy. 


I pay attention to the deep satisfaction of color and color mixing while enjoying the physical sensations of texture and movement.

Self Portraits

Creating self portraits is a regular part of my art practice.  It serves as a barometer of shifting self perception and offers me point-in-time perspective of how I’m feeling about myself.


The concept of finding beauty in the broken really resonates with me. 


My love of creating began with my grandmother teaching me embroidery as a young child.  Many pillowcases, handkerchiefs and hot pads have been touched by my needle.  My love of fibers has expanded from there.


I use my photography to connect to the world around me and transform what I’m seeing into sharing a thought or a feeling through metaphor. 

Individual Pieces

© 2021 Martha Bird

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Martha is a recipient of the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative grant (2019) and the Creative Support for Individuals grant (2021).