ARTISTS AND THE ART THEY LIVE WITH
Ever wonder what artwork artists live with? This series offers a glimpse into the homes of artists. From there we have a conversation about a work of art they have in their home. Tune in and gather some insights into what living with art can do.
Lawrence, Kansas is Marty’s center, his home.
Having grown up in Lawrence, all of Marty’s influences have certainly been filtered through public education and a rich social life. His work appears in numerous private collections, predominantly local and regional.
Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Marty has frequently revisited his “roots” for cultural inspiration. He loves the light, landscape, history, and cultural input while visiting. These aspects have certainly factored into Marty’s visual vocabulary.
Marty has pursued a variety of themes for expressing what dances in his head through the years: Healing Hearts, Sacred Imagery, Eastern and Western Letterforms, as well as Regional Environmental Imagery, both recognizable and abstracted.
Marty’s plan is to explore all forms of visual expression until rendered incapable.
Roger Shimomura’s work is included in major museums across the country including the Metropolitan, the Whitney, the Museum of American Art, the Smithsonian, the National Portrait Gallery, the Los Angeles County Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, the New York Public Library, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Baltimore Art Museum, and 120 others.