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Local Israeli Artist To Exhibit Largest Picture Of Everglades
Meir Martin, a local Israeli artist, will be the featured artist for the months of August & September in the Main Broward County Library; On August 8, 2012 from 5-8pm at 100 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.
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Martin will also be exhibiting his largest circular artwork installed in his one of a kind frame that stands at 9 feet tall and weighs over 1000lbs. All of the wood used is reclaimed from Marble facilities all throughout Miami. Martin is an avid lover of all things nature and his artwork is mainly comprised of the avian species and Florida Wetlands such as the Everglades. “My vision is to have my audience truly feel like they are in the environment that I create and to feel that they are in nature” says Martin. And, because he believes strongly in saving the environment, Martin creates his own surreal frames made from reclaimed wood. With carpenter skills, Martin creates magnificent and enormous structures to house his artwork and they are all created with Mahogany, oak and other exotic reclaimed woods.
About Meir Martin
Meir Martin was born in Jerusalem, Israel in 1953. He served in the Israeli Navy where he visited the most amazing places on Earth and it didn’t take long to notice that Israel had one of the largest avian migrations in the world. Martin soon became a wildlife photographer and published one of the largest collections of birds in Israel between the years of 1982-1987.
When Martin entered the digital frontier of photography in 2008 he quickly realized that simple photographs could be turned into extraordinary works of art by combining several photographs and scenery into one extravagant piece of art he calls, Surreal Nature. Soon after creating his first pieces of surreal artwork, he needed to frame them in order to be displayed the way he had imagined. Martin found wood that was thrown away and later found that these pieces of wood were once a crate that would carry marble from Brazil. Rather than being thrown into the landfill, Martin uses these once destroyed pieces of wood and turns them into beautiful frames for his surreal artwork.