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It Was Nature @RVCA, Opening 5/16, Fri.
    Thursday, 15 May 2014 /// Written by Van Edwards

Our friends, the talented artists Mario Ayala and Martin Machado, will be participating in the group show It Was Nature at San Francisco's Haight & Ashbury based RVCA opening Friday evening 5/16 (6-9pm) ~show details

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The Albatross and the Shipping Container
    Friday, 04 April 2014 /// Written by Trippe

Beautiful piece entitled "The Albatross and the Shipping Container", Ink on Paper, Mounted to Panel, 47" Diameter, by San Francisco based Martin Machado now on display at FFDG. Stop in Saturday (1-6pm) to view the group show "Salt the Skies" now running through April 19th. 2277 Mission St. at 19th.

 

Marty Machado Studio Visit
    Friday, 20 December 2013 /// Written by Trippe

SAN FRANCISCO --- A couple weeks back we headed over to Martin Machado's North Beach studio which sits in the back of he and his fiance's flat for a little studio visit and to view his latest works.

Machado's artworks have been featured on the site over the years as well as some of his fishing and traveling trips. The guy fishes for salmon in far off Alaskan waterways and has sailed thousands of miles into the Pacific Ocean to tiny uninhabited atolls. Besides being a working artist, Machado is also a merchant marine working on huge container ships. Read his "how to work & live on a container ship" blog he did a couple years back.

Check that manual wave machine Machado made... So cool.

Containers that have fallen of ships litter the world's oceans.

Love this piece by Martin Machado.

Being a fellow SF Bay lover and sailor, Martin and I walked down to the Dolphin Club for a little view of the fantastic handmade row boats.

Thems a cold swim.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE COMPLETE STUDIO VISIT.

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Martin Machado & The Clipperton Project
    Tuesday, 10 December 2013 /// Written by Trippe

We did a studio visit with San Francisco artist Martin Machado yesterday which we'll be getting up shortly, but while we're thinking of Martin, have you checked out the blog he did with us last year where he sailed 1000 miles into the Pacific from Mexico to the remote tiny wild Clipperton Atoll? It is for sure one of the most interesting journeys on the site and worthy a read.

Marty in his studio standing next to a piece which will be shown at FFDG this January

Sea turtle 800 miles out into the Pacific from The Clipperton Project journey

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The Clipperton Project - Part 2
    Thursday, 13 September 2012 /// Written by Trippe

This is part 2 of a two part blog. Click here to view part 1.

Bay Area artist and waterman, Martin Machado, was invited to sail with a group of artists and scientists to a far off uninhabited atoll in the middle of the Eastern Pacific. Exotic animals and beautiful tranquil scenes. Check it and dream of similar travels.

(photo: Machado) I saw some footage of the island from the 80's when Jaques Cousteau came here, so I convinced French Tom to bring one of his surfboards. But we couldn't find anywhere that didn't look like it would smash us to bits.

(photo: Beek) Ashore, a tent camp was pitched on the cement foundation of an old base. The island has an insane history involving conflicting nations, pirates, murders, and a whole bunch of marooned people. Its definitely worth looking into if you're a history buff.

These birds were hilarious, totally unafraid of people and not too smart, they would fly into us all the time.

Here's a large paintings I did on paper, rolled up in a tube, and shipped out to Scotland in June. Titled "The Inhabitants of the Waters of Clipperton Atoll"

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The Clipperton Project Sets Sail
    Wednesday, 12 September 2012 /// Written by Trippe

Bay Area artist and waterman, Martin Machado, was invited to sail with a group of artists and scientists to a far off uninhabited atoll in the middle of the Eastern Pacific. Exotic animals and beautiful tranquil scenes. Check it and dream of similar travels.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW PART 2 OF THE BLOG

(photo: Naim Rahal) For another five days and nights we sailed basically due south, putting us far offshore as the Mexican coastline juts eastward.

(photo: Machado) Hey what the heck?

(photo: Machado) Ha, oh geez.

(photo: Naim)

(photo: Biller) I don't think they had seen a woman in months, so needless to say Manon took some harassment. Here one guy gave her the gift of a shirt but said she had to switch it with hers. That's about when we asked to be taken back to our boats.


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