Glenda Martinus, G.U.T.S, 2017–2023. Photo by Tom Philip Janssen.

Glenda Martinus is a poet, singer, potter, glass sculptor, painter, and new-media artist. With a background in information technology and women’s labor rights in the Caribbean, Martinus’s work tackles themes that run from women’s empowerment to nature appreciation and historical remembering. Martinus has learned a thing or two about word processing programs after having taught typing for more than three decades. She has now turned her favorite program, Microsoft Word, into a painting canvas by stretching its technical limits for drawing. Her work has been shown in Amsterdam, Utrecht, Antwerp, Aarhus, London, and Paris.