Martha Pfanschmidt


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    Martha Pfanschmidt
    Untitled Collection

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    6" x 6" x .75" each

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    Martha Pfanschmidt
    Sonnet XCV (Pablo Neruda)

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    12.5" x 6" x .75"

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    Martha Pfanschmidt
    The Softness of Days

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    6" x 20" x .75"

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Untitled Collection

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Sonnet XCV (Pablo Neruda)

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The Softness of Days

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Martha Pfanschmidt
Untitled Collection

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Martha Pfanschmidt
Sonnet XCV (Pablo Neruda)

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Martha Pfanschmidt
The Softness of Days

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Martha Pfanschmidt lives on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State where she draws her inspiration from the nature that surrounds her. The colors and shapes she uses are all a reflection of her experience of being outdoors and of flying above the earth. Her background as a cartographer informs her work, and her many experiences of air travel allow her to be inspired by the patterns and colors seen on the earth below as she flies.

Pfanschmidt has shown work worldwide from Brazil to Canada, Japan to Germany. Her work is in many public and private collections, including the New York Public Library and the China National Academy of Fine Arts.

Statement

We cannot know our inner world directly. We “know” through images that stand for something other than and greater than ourselves. Meaningful life can be experienced by the symbolic life made conscious, and I believe that beauty plays a role in that awakening. Maybe we can’t escape the condition of our time, but we can propose little worlds, places of hope and beauty, decorated with images that define a silent optimism.

Selected Collections

  • China National Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
  • City of Tucson, Arizona
  • Gordon and Vivian Gilkey Center for the Graphic Arts, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
  • Museu da Gravura, Cidade de Curitiba, Brazil
  • New York Public Library
  • Numerous private collections throughout the United States and internationally