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Ashley L Schick
Bill Lowrey
Celina Grigore
Cheri Buxman
Cheryl Bailey
Claire Simon
Donald Fodness
Ellen M Harper
Emily Martin
Gayle Gerson
Jason Lee Gimbel
Jen Urso
Jenny Wiener
Michael Bernhardt
Michael Good
Sara Sanderson
Seth Roby
Susan J Thompson




Emily Martin

Iowa City, Iowa



As soon as I wake up I walk two miles around my neighborhood. If I start counting my steps in my head, my mind invariably wanders into uncharted territory, which is useful in its own way. Often I get home with very little idea of anything I have seen. I decided to actually count all the steps all the way around and then I made lists of what I saw. Some of the things I saw are always there, such as manhole covers, and some are more random in their occurrence; ducks, dogs and people. This drawing is a distillation of some of the rituals of my walking, rituals both of the steps and of documenting. Emily Martin has an MFA from the University of Iowa. She has been drawing, printing and making books since the late 1970s. Martin teaches artists’ books and other classes at the University of Iowa Center for the Book.

4,446 Steps

india ink, acrylic paint

14 x 16

© 2011