Martin and Munoz Travelers: Wonderfully Wicked Winter Wonderland

martin and munoz travelers

Like fairy tales or dreams Walter Martin and Paloma Munoz construct trancelike, metaphorical panoramic photographs and snow globes. The collaborative team, which have been working together since 1993, draw from art historical references ranging from Goya and Persian miniatures to literary references from William Blake to Zadie Smith. The collection of C-Prints and actual snow globes is called “Travelers.”

Martin and Munoz Travelers

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The photographs are also influenced by pictorial Chinese landscape painting which use negative space as atmosphere and small figures in wide expanses. The images tell expressive tales of lonesome travelers in the frozen wilderness that contain an arctic topography of snow-clad hills, boulders and dead trees where one or more tiny sculpted people are passing through or stranded. The result is a stage everyone is bound to enter when life has lost its warmth and promise, at which point finding a new way becomes desperately urgent.

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A Winter Walk, 2006, C-Print mounted on Plexiglas, 39 x 65 inches, Edition of 6

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Wish and Weight, 2007, C-Print mounted on Plexiglas, 26 x 60 inches, Edition of 6.

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The Mail Boat, 2007, C-Print mounted on Plexiglas, 38 x 100 inches, Edition of 7.

Traveler170 at Night 2005
Traveler 170 at Night, 2005, C-Print mounted on Plexiglas, 33 x 40 inches, Edition of 5.

Below are some more images of c-prints taken from their site. I do not know if these are not included in the Cerealart exhibit.

martin and munoz travelers snowglobes

Be sure to go here to see all of their recent work for this project.

Cerealart will also be exhibiting three snow globe multiples from Martin & Munoz’s “Traveler” series which were recently published in hand-signed edition of 250 of each (shown below with links to purchase).

Installation Viewof "Travelers" at PPOW Gallery, 2003

Below are some of the actual snow domes by these artists that are available for purchase. Visit here to see what is still available.

ITEM NO: 12166
SIZE: Globe diameter: 4.75” / 12.1cm, Overall: 6” / 15.24cm
MATERIAL: See description
EDITION: Edition of 250, hand signed and numbered.

$750.00 Buy it here.

ITEM NO: 12167
SIZE: Globe diameter: 4.75” / 12.1cm, Overall: 6” / 15.24cm
MATERIAL: See description
EDITION: Edition of 250, hand signed and numbered.


$750.00 Buy it here.

ITEM NO: 12168
SIZE: Globe diameter: 4.75” / 12.1cm, Overall: 6” / 15.24cm
MATERIAL: See description
EDITION: Edition of 250, hand signed and numbered.

$750.00 Buy it here.

You can also buy the Traveler Snowdomes here at Unica Home.

Be sure to see all the other snowdomes and snow dome photographs (C-prints) from this series on their website.


Cerealart
  exhibition of photographs by Walter Martin and Paloma Munoz, runs from November 16, 2007  through January 25, 2008.

I featured more of their work from this series here