In “Time Out” the impermanence and temporality of the packaging material used to make the sea anemones speak of the transient quality of the environments we have created and the quick use and disposal of the goods we consume.
The sea anemones are made of common plastic materials that are so pervasive and abundant today that no part of the world is without them, especially not our oceans.
Here the anemones are reclaiming higher grounds in all of their strange and fascinating beauty. They burst out into the air like creatures of another world, seductive and disquieting, reaching out to grab our attention and sense of wonder, and perhaps bringing forward our consciousness of the world and what we are doing to it.
Maria Ritz - Time Out
foam sheets, aquarium tubing, plastic beads and nylon fishing net.
Maria Ritz was born in Portugal and raised in France. She came to the United States in 1975. She earned both her B.A. and M.A. in literature and art history and studied painting with Albert Alcalay and sculpture with Joyce McDaniel at the SMFA, as well as the Mass. College of Art and Design.
She works as a sculptor and designer with all possible media, but increasingly with recycled materials.
Maria Ritz lives and teaches in Cambridge.www.mcritz.org