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Maria Reynaldi
Georgia

Artist Statement Submitted 2020

I explore the properties of very common and disposable materials (tape, Styrofoam bowls, balloons) and investigate the three-dimensional shapes these materials can take through repetition and expansion. I have explored the properties of those materials to highlight their unexpected potential in art and rescue them from the trash. I conceive of art as a sustainable process, constantly reusing my objects in new installations and combinations. In my masking tape series, I change the secondary and supportive role of masking tape in art by making it the sole protagonist of my sculptures and installations. Although my art has appeared mostly in galleries, I have also made installations outdoors in woods and trails, where my objects, some of which acquire an organic resemblance, are just a tiny part integrated and interacting harmoniously with nature, as I envision the position of humans and their artifacts should be in the world.

www.paulareynaldi.com

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