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Andrea Martin is a Brooklyn-based artist and writer. Both her visual and written work are intended to inspire a moment of connection, the desire to move towards life with curiosity, and the opportunity to come into meaningful presence.

Patience for the Flowering: Letting our true selves unfold


I always admired my friend who planted bulbs each year. She would tuck them into a nest of colored stones in glass vases of all shapes and sizes, beveled, smooth, sometimes translucent antique green, ...
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I Wish I Had Been With My Mother When She Died ~ Perhaps we have nothing to fear


I wish I had been with my mother when she died. I wish I had joined her in those final stages of release, sat nearby when she turned inward to behold her radiance. I wish I had been there when sh...
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Mary Neighbour
Andrea, this is so moving. I have no true understanding of these moments, yet I feel the longing and the love.
Friday, 22 February 2019 18:09
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Beauty Is Not Your Refuge ~ Life lessons on the subway


Sitting across from me on the blue subway bench this morning was an older woman maybe sixty. She was radiant, and yet ordinary, concealed in the mundane, aged by life, and transcendent. She must have ...
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Mary Neighbour
"You are nothing. Rejoice." -- Stunning! Thanks for taking me along on this journey.
Thursday, 07 February 2019 08:34
Jan Olsen
I love the way you describe arriving at your thoughts. The way Death is portrayed is familiar to me and a belief I hold, wholly/h... Read More
Saturday, 16 February 2019 11:47
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What Were We Built For? The winding path of meaning and belonging


She could stare forever. She could sleep forever. The emptiness was so big sometimes, like the great plains, tumbleweeds tossed in its dusty expanse of nothing. Exploring this requires the courage of ...
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Mary Neighbour
Such beautiful thoughts, so beautifully shared!
Tuesday, 29 January 2019 12:37
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forgive...


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Hannah Neighbour
I love this so much. The idea of circles and forgiveness is really hitting me right now. What was the process like for this? When ... Read More
Saturday, 14 July 2018 12:22
Andrea Martin
that's funny because the piece was always called forgive but it didn't feel finished until I added the circles.
Saturday, 14 July 2018 21:18
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need...


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Mary Neighbour
I usually think of "need" in negative terms--your collage makes me feel better about it.
Saturday, 01 September 2018 11:57
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Untitled


​Thousands of footsteps Have worn away the metal On the subway stairs
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with wings of birds


​this is a micro-collage. each cell is 1.5 in x 1.5 in.
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