Maria Mastola

Maria Mastola
Maria Mastola

Maria Mastola is a sculptor and a craftivist based in Helsinki. A professional metal smith, BFA in Arts and Crafts and MA in Visual Culture and Contemporary Art. Creating through senses, emotions and bodily experiences in a public space context. Questioning the attitudes, fears and unwritten rules which have formed that environment and our behaviour within it, sculpting parallel truths and stories with created objects.

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The Carrier

2012, steel, 150 x 100 x 50

Maria Mastola: The Carrier
Maria Mastola: The Carrier

What is the difference between nature’s biodiversitet and biodiversitet that (hu)man has created?

“..hmm..manufacturing a paper bag uses energy as much as manufacturing a plastic bag. On the other hand paper bag decompose faster, but also you can burn the plastic bag and get energy out of it. Manufacturing cotton is not very eco friendly either, but if I use the cotton bag 50 times the environmental load will be divided..”

How do our consumption preferences today affect the questions of tomorrow?
What do we really need? How many? What is enough?
Who Carries the responsibility?