Return to the Field, 2022
Unique sculpture and signed book in artist's custom phase folder
Edition of 5 + 2 APs
This limited edition by Martha Tuttle includes a signed copy of her 2021 edited volume, Return to the Field (published on the occasion of the artist's exhibition and sculptural installation, A stone that thinks of Enceladus at Storm King Art Center), and a unique sculptural stone.
Each delicate, silk and indigo nut-sized stone, when cast in steel, produces a meditation on the often porous boundaries between the "natural" and the "artificial." Echoing the artist's use of materials drawn from mineral pigments and dyes, and natural textiles, each individual hand-made stone, unique in its specific form, presents an intimate, physical, and poetic connection to the physical and material world.
ocean stones collection from Gibson beach, in winter, in memory, 2022
Silk, steel, and indigo
Dimensions variable (approx. 1 × 0.5 × 0.25 inches)
Return to the Field
Published by Wendy ’s Subway, 2021
Edited by Gabriel Kruis and Martha Tuttle
Contributions by Esteban Cabeza de Baca, Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves, David Johnson, Suzanne Kite, Charmaine Lee, Philip Matthews, Nat Ward, and Sara J. Winston
Softcover, 112 pages, 4.7 × 6.9 inches
Designed by Manon Lutanie
Artist’s Phase Folder
Custom duplexed phase box with water-jet cut inserts and ribbon closure
Foil-stamped illustrations by Martha Tuttle
Design assistance by Juwon Jun
Produced by Small Editions, Brooklyn
9.8 × 13.5 × 0.625 inches
About the artist
Martha Tuttle is an artist working between painting, textile, and sculpture. She is interested in the intimacies and discourses possible between entities of varying classifications, such as the human and the mineral, or the pebble and the interplanetary. She is based in Brooklyn, NY.