Using discarded materials in my work is a political choice. The work itself becomes a metaphor for aging and for our throw away culture. Through a drawing process, I grab what is around me and hold it together with tape. Pill bottles, dishwasher parts, old lamps that work and don’t work, electrical debris, plumbing supplies and more are the materials that dictate the shape of each piece. Money is spent only on materials that hold the objects together. The objects within the pieces are provocative; the pieces themselves are fantasy. Together they form the fairy tale of the everyday world in which we all struggle to survive or thrive.
Martha Chason-Sokol is an artist living and working in Everett, MA. She is on the Everett Arts Council and is a member of the Cambridge Art Association. She is also the founder and director of Art Lab Everett. The art lab offers workshops, hosts guest teaching artists, provides shared studio space and presents pop-up exhibitions at the Garage Door Gallery @ Art Lab Everett.