A Floor Cloth/Snake Book. Canvas, binder board, banana paper, acrylic: 25 sections, printed both sides, open: 50 x 50 inches, closed: 10 x 10 x 3.5 inches, Edition of 2. $2000
Accordion fold book on archival banana paper, hard cover, 28 pages, printed both sides, from original collages. 6 x 5.25 x.75, edition of 10. $275
Three flip books, each 2 x 3.5 x .25 inches, in box. Each book features a cup which changes to its complimentary color when flipped. Red to Green, Blue to Orange and Yellow to Purple. $200
16 page accordion fold book, printed both sides, with pop ups, archival banana paper (tree free and made from recycled agricultural waste), hard cover, 5.5 x 4.5 inches, edition of 15. Honoring the memory and the future of Al-Mutanabbi Street with a series of drawings and etchings made during or about the war, interspersed with pop up books which might have been sold or read on the street. $350
Accordion fold, 32 pages, drawings made in Zucotti Park during November 2011, printed both sides on tree free archival Mango paper (made from recycled agricultural waste) and yellow cardstock, 8 x 5 inches, edition of 25. $250
‘Coffee Stains’ is a book extolling the health benefits of coffee drinking in drawings made with coffee washes. Accordion fold book. 22 pages, digitally printed on both sides of archival paper made from coffee residue. 8 x 5 inches, 110 inches unfolded, edition of 10, $250
Portfolio of 10 archival ink jet prints on Spanish Garza paper, handmade of 100% recycled cotton with 4 deckled edges, 5.75 x 8.5 x .25 inches. $450
Digitally printed book, 7.5 x 5.25 inches, 8 pages, printed both sides, illustrating the ‘Stroop’ effect, edition of 25. $75
‘Coffee Stains’ is a book extolling the ‘health benefits’ of coffee drinking in drawings made with coffee washes. Mistakenly dipping a brush in her ever-present cup, Martha Hayden found that coffee washes are rich and beautiful. She began to make them on purpose, experimenting with different strengths, with or without milk.
The book has 22 accordion folded sheets, 8 x 5, digitally printed on both sides (44 pages), augmented by washes of coffee. The book is formed of acid free cover weight stock, manufactured from post-consumer paper and coffee content. Coffee skins from the mountains of El Salvador are used to color the paper. Agricultural by-products and post consumer paper create solid waste problems. Costa Rica Natural Paper donates a percentage of paper sales to support a scholarship fund to study sustainable development.
The cover is Lokta paper made in mountainous villages in Nepal. Lotka bushes regenerate from the same root system after being harvested. The paper is tree-free, acid free, environmentally sound and benefits villages in remote areas of the Himalayas.
Martha Hayden, painter and printmaker, is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She received a Foreign Traveling Fellowship from the Art Institute to study in Austria with the Expressionist painter, Oskar Kokoschka where she won his top award for her work.
Ms. Hayden divides her time between New York City where she maintains a studio at Kenkelebra House, and Sharon, Wisconsin. In New York, she has had one person shows at Reggio Gallery, The Interchurch Center and La Guardia College. She has participated in shows at the National Arts Club, National Academy Museum, City Museum of New York, New York Transit Museum, and Bowery Gallery. In Wisconsin, she has had one-person exhibitions at the West Bend Museum, The Wustum Museum (Racine) and the Wisconsin Arts Foundation in Madison. An exhibition was held at Dartmouth College in 2003.
She is included in many public collections, including those of the Museo do Arte Moderno, Sao Paulo, Brazil, California College of Arts and Crafts and the Brooklyn Museum. Corporate collections include Amoco, GTE, Ameritech, Frito-Lay and Best Western.
She has shown at the Art Institute of Chicago, Milwaukee Museum of Art, Wustum Museum in Racine (WI), Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio, El Paso (TX) Museum and many others. Her work has been in over 450 regional and national exhibitions.
She has received grants from the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of Taos, New Mexico, I-Park, East Haddam, CT, The Joyce Dutka Foundation, and in 2004 and 2006 was invited by the Maryland Institute of Art, College of Design to paint at Chateau Klots, Rochefort-en-terre, Brittany, France. In 2008, she painted at Moncontour, Brittany, and had fellowships at Cill Rialaig, Ballinskellig, Kerry, Ireland, and at The Museum of the Center of Europe, Vilnius, Lithuania.