pulls inspiration from her own life and the lives of those around her. She aims to empower women through contemporary feminist issues such as body positivity as she places heavy emphasis on her material and subject choices, consistently treating them with intention and care. Maria also explores the ideas of what the humanities future will look like, whether the world will become a utopia or dystopia. To explore these topics, she draws inspiration from “ordinary” food, precious materials and environmental issues. By using a sense of humour and playfulness in her work, she wants the viewer to reflect and perhaps reveal the deeper truth within, and therefore the truth in the society the viewer exists in.