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Martha Glowacki Constructs Starry Transit
Martha Glowacki uses a lathe to shape wood elements Starry Transit.
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This artist has some interesting ideas that she transforms into art.
Ever since she was a girl, Martha Glowacki has been fascinated by the many ways people investigate nature. As a child she enjoyed visiting the Milwaukee Public Museum, where she and her friend saw skeletons. They decided to collect and display old cow bones. She also liked to look at old books showing scientific instruments invented for studying nature. She decided to become an artist who makes sculptures that look like relics from early scientific exploration. She makes them from pieces of metal and old furniture that she collects at flea markets. She uses her skills in woodworking, metalworking, etching, painting and taxidermy to make artworks that look like antique machines and cabinets.