Maria’s works use ordinary discarded objects whose histories are unknowable, but assume new lives and tell their own tales when staged, dream-like, with other castoffs, in old boxes, drawers, clock cases and bird cages. Their stories are yours to discover.
Maria started making boxes in the 1980s, but began showing them only recently. She finds her materials in thrift stores, flea markets and yard sales. Maria is a retired lawyer who divides her time between Northampton and Miami.