Born in 1986, in Darwin, Northern Territory, Stephanie Martin recently completed a Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries (Honours) at Charles Darwin University. Having studied a Diploma of Arts in furniture design (RMIT) before completing a Bachelor of Fine Art in object based practice (RMIT), experience in hand crafting objects led to an interest in mass-produced wares.
Current works use light to bring common household objects to life, suggesting power beyond materiality. Emerging from clear mass-produced vessels, dream-like imagery is captured in the home using photography and video, alluding to the unconscious dimensions of daily life. The material burden of the mass-produced object in our world is alleviated by light’s transformative quality, and the potential to perceive beyond the physical is offered as a beacon for change.