Martha Moran: A Little Hit of Zen

Martha Moran: A Little Hit of Zen

Yeah yeah. You’re asking:  Who wants to rotisserie themselves in Ojai in August? Weather.com is predicting a mild 82.  But even on the hottest days, hearing my fountains cools me down and brings a sense of tranquility.  I built my first fountain over ten years...
Martha Moran: Strawberry Fields Forever! (and Citrus too!)

Martha Moran: Strawberry Fields Forever! (and Citrus too!)

I have always loved the Agriculture Show at the Santa Paula Museum, but I could never think of any subject that was in my wheelhouse — that felt like something I would love to make — not just to enter a show….until I came up with the idea of building...

Martha Moran: In Memoriam at Ojai Valley Museum

In Memoriam pays tribute to women who died getting illegal abortions before Roe v Wade. I added tags with names of women who died, dating back to the 1870s. But I’m also asking people to share their experiences. I go in every week and am greatly moved by the new...
Martha Moran: Herons

Martha Moran: Herons

My herons were so popular at the OSA/OVLC “Art in Nature’s Wonderland” event, I am making more!  They’re fabricated out of beach wood — the “bodies” from wood that washed down from the Montecito mudslide after the Thomas Fire,...
Matter of Gravity at the Maloof Foundation

Matter of Gravity at the Maloof Foundation

OSA member Martha Moran, known as Ojai’s Rockstacker, is celebrated in an exhibition titled “Matter of Gravity” at the  Maloof Discovery Garden in Alto Loma, CA. The Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts is a member of the Historic...
New Work by Martha Moran

New Work by Martha Moran

In such stressful times, I wanted to create pieces that were small and intimate and made me feel good.  Thus, the Goddess Eye Series. My Reiki Rocks are mini-rockstacks. I send healing Reiki energy with all my work and hope to bring a bit of Eastern Serenity and calm...