Holly Ballard Martz

Installation photo from PATTERN RECOGNITION

Women’s Work Is Never Done
11 x 19 x 2.5″
Vinyl inflatable hanger, glass seed beads, thread
2019
SOLD
Flag Target
31 x 29.5″
Deconstructed and reconstructed US flag
2019
SOLD
By Executive Order
15 x 24 x .375¨
cast rubber doormat
2017
Bought and Sold
10 x 14″
Shredded US currency, imitation gold leaf, Rives BFK
2019
White Terror Alert System
44 x 15.25 x 2.5″
Found x-ray viewers, duratrans
2019
Trophy for Tyranny (Tarnished Reputation)
10 x 21 x5″
NY Times, brass stencils, brass, rivets
2019
USA First Aid I
17.5 x 17.5″
Deconstructed and reconstructed US flag
2019
USA First Aid II
17 x 18″
Portion of US flag with color chemically removed, thread from one red stripe, vinyl, thread
2019
SOLD
Danger of Nostalgia In Wallpaper Form (In Utero)
steel wire and paint
2018
America First (Show Your National Spirit)
29.5 x 10.75 x 4″
portion of found US flag, paint, foam, thread, steel base, imitation gold leaf
2018
Land of the Free (Shakedown)
22 x 32″
portion of US flag with color chemically removed, plastic price tags, vinyl, thread, grommets
2018
Double Crossed Since Birth
  14 x 14.25″
vintage men’s detachable shirt collars
2018
Power Grid
  16 x 16″
vintage men’s detachable shirt collars
2018
I Don´t See Color (Black)
  13.5 x 24.5″
vintage x-ray and duratrans
2018
SOLD
I Don´t See Color (White)
13.5 x 24.5″
vintage x-ray and duratrans
2018
SOLD
Nothing To See Here
37.25 x 16 x 3.875¨
intage x-ray viewer, 1984 NY Times microfilm, mydriatic spectacles, incorrectly processed 35mm film
2017
SOLD
Stacked
22.25 x 16.25″
vintage men’s silk detachable shirt collars and toner transfer
2018
SOLD
US Rorschach
30 x 22″ 
imitation gold leaf on Rives BFK
2018
SOLD
Old Glory (Whitewashed and Monetized)
51 x 31.5″
found US flag with color chemically removed, shredded US currency, vinyl, thread
2018
SOLD
Old Glory (Whitewashed and Threadbare)
88 x 52″
deconstructed U.S. flag with color chemically removed
2018
SOLD
Scripture
32.25 x 39.25¨
deconstructed U.S. flag with color chemically removed
2018
SOLD
Tower of Power
33 x 6 x 6″
vintage men´s detachable shirt collars and studs
2018
Orwellian Stele (Set of 3)
brass stencils
2018
Ignorance Is Strength (SOLD)
Equal Protection Body Armor
26 x 22 x 4.5″
pocket US constitutions, vinyl, aluminum rivets, stainless steel washers, metal snaps, velcro, thread
2017
Procederal Error Results in Flawed Experiment
30 x 4.5 x 4.5¨
vintage US Flag in Glass Tube
2017
To The Highest Bidder
22 x 60.5″
portion of US flag with color chemically removed, plastic jewelry price tags
2018
Trophy for Tyranny
11 x 5.125 x 15″
NY Times, found dog muzzle, leather belt, leather paint
2017
SOLD
Separation Of
15 x 22″
toner transfer on Rives BFK
2018
Separation Of (Gilded)
15 x 22″ 
toner transfer on Rives BFK
2018
Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Piece
mixed media on found x-ray viewers
2016
Triage
80 x 20 x 6″
found stretcher frame and brass stencils
2018
Security Blanket
72 x 48¨
found US military blanket, paint, holes from 9 mm bullets and 12 gauge shotgun blasts
2018
American Roulette 
36 x 27 x 9.75¨
cast resin, acrylic, .308 bullets, found stand
2016
Stand Off
5.25 x 12.25 x 1.5¨
vintage salesman sample gun grips and paint
2016
Self-Inflicted
18.75 x 14 x 12.5¨
vintage x-ray viewer, two way mirror acrylic, air soft gun
2016
Trigger Happy
60 x 120 x 0.75¨
5,727 9mm spent shell casings
2016
Constellation of Transgressions (Bang Bang)
24 x 24¨
spent primers and encaustic on panel
2017
Constellation of Transgressions
16 x 12¨
spent primers and encaustic on panel
2017
Bang Bang (I Cannot Second Your Amendment)
12 x 18¨
cast wax, encaustic, mixed media
2015
False Profits (Big Guns)
12 x 14¨
cast wax, shredded US currency, powdered pigment, encaustic
2015
Volley
18 x18¨
9mm spent shell casings, encaustic, powdered pigments
2016
Regret
18 x 12¨
glass vial, eraser debris and eraser
2017
Miscalculation
18 x 12¨
glass vial, powdered chalk, and chalkboard eraser
2017
Constellation of My Past and Future Errors in Judgement
12 x 18¨
vintage erasers and mixed media
2017
Shadow of a Doubt
24 x 36¨
vintage chalkboard and mixed media
2017
Mistakes were Made  (Knew I Was Right)
6 x 12¨
encaustic and mixed media on panel
2017
Mistakes were Made  (Was Afraid)
8 x 8¨
encaustic and mixed media on panel
2017
My Mistake (Played Favorites)
12 x 5¨
encaustic and typewriter eraser on panel
2017
SOLD
My Mistake (Trusted)
12 x 5¨
encaustic and typewriter eraser on panel
2017
SOLD
My Mistake (Shift Blamed)
12 x 5¨
encaustic and typewriter eraser on panel
2017
SOLD
My Mistake (Made Excuses)
12 x 5¨
encaustic and typewriter eraser on panel
2017
SOLD
Mistakes were Made (Left You Alone)
8 x 8¨
encaustic and typewriter eraser on panel
2017
SOLD
Mistakes were Made (Comparisons)
12 x 6¨
encaustic and mixed media on panel
2017
Level Headed
18 x 14¨
encaustic, vintage ruler, level, game pieces, blister pill packs
2017
First Step
12 x 12¨
encaustic and mixed media on panel
2017
SOLD
Eclipse
8 x 12.75¨
encaustic and mixed media on panel
2017
Invisible Inclinations
12 x 12¨
encaustic and mixed media on panel
2017
SOLD

Pattern Recognition is my response to our politically charged times. In this exhibition I utilize text and found objects to examine patterns of behavior and thinking, confronting my own latent biases and those woven into our national fabric. – Holly Ballard Martz