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Osmosis in the Boo Rushes, 1959, lacquer, cloth, and string
 48 x 96 inches/122 x 244 cm
Estate of Don and Joan Gilbert Martin

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 
Collection of Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Logan, UT

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
Private Collection

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 and Joan Gilbert 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 and Joan Gilbert Martin

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