Artist's Statement Art is a language with which we communicate and express ourselves. The process of conveying concepts through stone is deeply involved and complex. It is an ever-changing and evolving experience subject to iterative thoughts and consideration. The primal and lasting quality of stone, along with the intense emotional involvement of working it, fuels the passion I pursue this medium with. My artistic inspiration flows from interactions with people and our natural environments. My sculptures are mirrored moments from such encounters and impressions from the inevitable run-ins with life. The basis for my conceptual work is that of intuition and contemplation which ultimately finds its way into a tangible form.
This process consists of studies involving drawing and clay work. It is with these methods that I develop the aesthetic qualities that can engage the viewer to consider the sculpture's concealed potential or simply appreciate its physical beauty. Reto Marti Sculptor/Stonemason
Don't Argue Winner of the Jurors Award 2010 Sidney Fine Art Show
An abstract depiction of the female form during pregnancy
"Procreation" A reflection on collaborative efforts, suggesting its potentials...
"Green-Stockings" A glimpse in to Canadian, northern history
"Portals Of the Future" Sculpture Park in Richmond BC
Organized by the late Alberto Replanski, five artists were selected to produce five sculptures over the summer of 2000. the event took place in front of the Richmond Library, an open venue that offered the public to interact with the sculptors at work.
Accepted submission to the 2012 Art competition in NB "La Vie"
A seed, small and insignificant in its appearance, mostly overlooked and unnoticed, yet it holds the power to grow into an awe inspiring life form. The seed stands at the beginning of an ongoing cycle whose source and origin lie concealed. The small and irregular rock represents the source from which life evolves. The form itself is suggestive of a living entity that stands for continuing growth.
Our natural environment offers to us conditions that allow life as we know it. A delicate balance, that we as a people, all too often dismiss and resolve to take for granted. This sculpture, in its organic form, speaks of this balance and hints a relationship that ties all living things to one an other. A reality that, our modern way of living is content to reject. Reto Marti
The Glass base for the model was produced in the "Miramontes Glass Studio in Victoria http://www.miramontesartworks.com/#!