Maria’s main concept is to juxtapose nature with the man-made and to represent their connection and confrontation. From her observations, reflections and imaginings of the natural environment, Maria attempts to capture elements and qualities of the aesthetics of nature in her work. She creates a narrative to evoke something significant from natures’ transformation, transience and fragility through the documenting of natures changes.
She engages with both the fictional and the scientific, creating concepts around the notion of beauty and addressing both vulnerability and strength in real time, invoking paradoxical and shifting natural phenomena as well as the huge destructive shifts that are taking place in the natural world.
University of Sunderland
BA (Hons) Fine Art
Basque Country University, Lejona, Spain
The Robson Visual Arts Masters Award scholarship 2016
Mike David Scholarship for Innovation in Glass 2017
Glass Biennale Stourbridge 2017