As children, my siblings and I grew up with the natural rhythm of Nature. Our house was isolated and nestled in a forest surrounded by farmlands, streams, and lake nearby that became our daily playground and obviously infused our mind and imagination even until now. The natural world is still our place of solace. So it is not surprising to see this influence in my sister's artworks where the natural, organic world has a dominant presence.
At the heart of Martine's artistic process is the desire to capture the ephemeral and the perishable aspect of nature. The Herbarium books of the eighteenth century preserved in particular at the Jardin des Plantes in Paris are her aesthetic favorites that have and still condition and influence her work today. By working on the plant and its anatomy, her works embody the fragility or the finitude of our natural world. Colors dominated by gray, traditional techniques and transparencies pose an obsolete veil on her paintings and shapes a dialogue with space and time.
“ I represent forms and thoughts that when interacting with the spectators, arouse emotion, joy, movement.An exhibition is a performance in a space and time: to expose is to create a purpose, a journey in knowledge, a poetry in three dimensions."
Through her compositions, Martine Dare develops a unique herbarium and gives a new direction to the art of still life, where nature brings a sense of hope and longevity.