Martha Clippinger is an art professor at Drew University in New Jersey and a resident of Ditmas Park, where she lives and works. She also runs an alternative art space, The Dirty Dirty, from her basement. Her art rides the line between painting and sculpture. Her use of found materials and sense of humor is underlined by a playful abstraction that is underlined by a relaxed southern attitude. It should come as no surprise that the artist originally hails from Georgia and is an acquaintance of Alabama artist and folk hero Butch Anthony.