Empty Things That Hold
Brianna Martray dabbles in performance poetry, oil painting, piano, short stories and novels. It keeps the mold from her soul and makes her smile, which is good. ART: One of Brianna's paintings was recently featured by Omer Lachmanovitch in the Israeli newspaper, Makor Rishon. The article focuses on fire in art. Brianna conitinues to have shows thoughout the Denver area. WORDS: Two literary agents from New York City are interested in Brianna's first novel, Barefoot Bearing Weight, and are patiently awaiting it's completion. Brianna's performance poetry tours have included stops in Berkley and the Bay Area, Albuquerque and New Mexico. Her poem, My Side of the Bed, is being used nationwide in Amnesty International domestic violence trainings. MUSIC: Brianna continues to write piano compositions to relax and unwind. This creative outlet is essential in keeping her writing and painting flowing. Snippets of her compositions and impromptu piano are interspersed in her spoken word album, Empty Things That Hold. She is currently working on a second album that will include complete piano compositions and snippets of her poetry. First memory: Two years old. Standing at the top of the driveway staring at her brother's tricycle. First conscious thought: Two years old. Standing at the top of the driveway staring at her brother's tricycle and thinking, 'if he can do it, I can do it.' First stitches: Two years old. Under a mess of metal and tears at the bottom of the driveway. First concept of time: Five years old. On her brother's 8th birthday, Brianna was in the bathroom when she realized we were all getting older and there was nothing anyone could do to stop it.