This series of clay objects pays homage to bubble wrap – a packaging material made of plastic that became an essential commodity for the protection of all kinds of objects. Maria Pol used it for many years during her work in art conservation. She noticed that, mostly hidden from the public, it is used and wasted excessively for exhibitions, in museums and collections.
With her piece, Pol intends to make it visible, to elevate its status to become an artwork in itself. The bubble wrap is translated into clay, making a link to archeological ceramics, in order to conserve a modern material which is consumed and will eventually decompose.
This work seeks to convey a feeling of protection as well as suggest a part of mystery which gives freedom to the imagination.