Martha Dunham

Martha Dunham sees animals with the trained eyes of a professional biologist. As wild animals are seen only in glimpses as they move through heavy cover, so do Dunham’s wire sculptures appear to complete themselves through movement.
Dunham’s wire work is often done directly, with a seat-of-the-pants engineering based loosely on the animal’s skeletal structure underneath the outside envelope.
Dunham also may make marks on paper or on material before creating the final sculpture. The marks on paper presented here are a sculptor’s explorations into three-dimensional space, translated onto the flat page. They leave a record of the space between two and three dimensions — a fractional space where relationships can come into focus.
Dunham has exhibited in New York City; Silver Spring, Maryland; Tampa, Florida; Blaine, Bellingham and Seattle, Washington. Her sculpture is in the permanent collection of the Jewish Community Center in Tucson, Arizona as well as in private collections.