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Osmosis in the Boo Rushes, 1959, lacquer, cloth, and string
 48 x 96 inches/122 x 244 cm
Private Collection

Martin used a variety of elements and materials in his work, so their description as "paintings" should be taken lightly. These pieces do use paint in one form or another: occasionally acrylic, frequently spray paint, rarely oil on canvas.

Don Martin
He, 1970, torched spray paint and acrylic on board
48 x 48 inches/122 x 122 cm 
Estate of Don Martin

He, detail

“How great to see the final transformation of Don’s Buddha (Bodhisattva?). I’m sorry he could not see some of the work I did in the last twenty years. He would probably not recognize his influence but I consider him one of my teachers.” 

(artist, performer, poet and occult practitioner)
- letter to Joan Gilbert Martin, 1994

Don Martin
When You Were a Child and I Were a Child, circa 1970, ink and spray paint on board
31.75 x 18 inches/81 x 46 cm
Estate of Don Martin

Protect this Place (or Through this Door), circa 1970, oil and gesso on wood panel
23.5 x 21.5 inches/60 x 55 cm
Estate of Don Martin

Protect this Place, detail

Untitled (Bulls in Field), 1969, paint and ink on textured mat board 
11.25 x 7.5 inches/29 x 19 cm
Estate of Don Martin

(photos of art work: Tony Grant © 2017, Rick Pharaoh © 2017, Joan Gilbert Martin)