Yogi Fountain, 2014. Slate and water, 18" x 12" x 7". More than a typical sculpture, Martin’s work has a deep back story in its natural inspiration; its materials are constructed from slate pebbles recollected from Lake Erie at Hamburg NY. More than a typical artwork it implements sound and silence, both literal and symbolic. More than the typical fountain it embodies the rhythm of water and the possibility of transcendence, giving a sense of stillness by its abstracted lotus posture figuration, this plays against the strong presence of the substances that Martin chooses in his composition and the formal design element of line that he skillfully utilizes to convey balance.