Maria Pol’s artistic approach explores the dangers and the superfluity of the economic system based on overconsumption and its excessive accumulation of waste.
There is a growing awareness around the dangers of mass production, though, individuals as well as the global economic system have become dependent on it. Commercial goods have become an inherent part of our daily rituals - they define how we understand ourselves and the world around us.
With this new project Maria has imagined a fusion of different ceramics - imprints made from plastic bottles and other disposable plastic containers she has used in her everyday life. The sculptures appear as kind of ritual objects or totems of our time, witnesses to how we consume today.