Most of the works of this series are part of the installation created for Mindcraft18 - Danish exhibition during Milano Design Week. Work was shown in South Korea Crafted Matter at Cheongju Craft Biennale and Kunsthal Charlottenborg during The Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2020.
Maria made the ropes out of glass, which is a kind of a material impossibility. Ropes bear multiple and in some ways opposite meanings such as: death and rescue, sexual tension, aggression, violence, safety and surviving.
Artist want to investigate the concept of freedom and to examine the conflict between the extreme materialism and fragility which glass represents. These sculptures relate to the Japanese bondage technique – Shibari - a practice that amalgamates control and submission in one action.
When are you in control and when do you have to go with the flow? Are you ever really free? Where is the boundary between power and submission? Technically, she used the real rope as a model and needed to burn it out first in order to fill the mold with glass (to destroy in order to create.)