Artist Statement

In practice, Maria is powered by the idea of making work that emphasizes audience participation. She is determined to break down the wall that separates the artist and the observer. Embracing this moment of interaction-confrontation helps to create an environment that promotes an understanding between the two. With creating an atmosphere for viewing her work, she simultaneously engages the observer in a full sensory experience. Maria's extreme interest in multiples demonstrates her human need to produce like a machine. She explores her ideas with the "more is more" concept. Her work is instinctively honest, as well as humorous. Maria is an avid maker, and liver of life. Her life is her work, and she invites you to participate.