The artist was a loner and self-critical taskmaster who worked hard to stay positive. “I believe in living above the line,” Martin said. “And above the line is happiness and love.” Martin’s serene, linear paintings have found a symbiotic home inside the iconic gentle coils of the Guggenheim, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. In the cacophony of current events, Martin’s work is a must-see.
Above, a video introduction to the artist from the Guggenheim Museum. Although the installation has now closed, it’s a reminder of her work and constant striving to “live above the line.”