Howbert Sculpture
    Martha Howbert
I have an attraction to rusty scrap steel.  A shape or texture often will launch me into a piece perceived from nature or the figure.  Older more pitted steel will hold color and create a textured rich patina.

My work has been shown at the Eastport Gallery in Maine, The Giving Tree Sculpture Garden in Sandwich, MA, the Cedar Key Art Center in Florida and the Narrows Art Center - Renissance Gallery in Fall River, MA.

I graduated with an art major from Colorado College in Colorado Springs and studied life sculpture at the Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts and printmaking at the Swain School in New Bedford, MA.  I worked for a time for a welder in marine construction in New Bedford, MA and he encouraged me to go to the Lincoln Electric School of Welding in Cleveland, Ohio. Thus started my career as a steel sculptutor.

Currently I live in Downeast Maine in the small city of Eastport on Moose Island at the edge of the Bay of Fundy.
I spend my winters in a remote refuge near the Suwannee River in Florida.  Formerly I lived on Cape Cod where I trained as a biological illustrator at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and started the graphics and silk screen business, Howlingbird Studio.


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