Martin Facey

b. 1948

Born in Colorado Springs, Colorado; lives in San Diego, California. 

My Spore Series asks the viewer to reconsider his place in the cosmos. I bifurcate the egg shape, making two different halves from a whole . By overlaying elements from nature, I suggest a union of opposites, joined by a unifying oval format, I try to call attention to the precarious balance between Order and Chance.

The use of halved pieces of wallpaper samples overlaid with botanical diagrams also gave me a chance to explore beauty as  sheer elegance and extraordinary sensuousness.

--Martin Facey