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My work explores the relationship between architecture and the body by examining how straight lines interact with curved surfaces similarly to how the clean straight lines of architecture fit within a curved, organic landscape. Each piece is designed to be seen both in two dimensions as architectural line drawing on the wall and activated on the body in three dimensions as the pieces round over the shoulders or around the base of the neck challenging the traditional ideas of how jewelry should be worn—creating a new architectural landscape of the body.

Each design is inspired by the implied lines in nature and the implied patterns found in architecture and construction materials. Through the merging of these influences I create linear designs that tell a brief story using clean, clear lines with fabricated with square wire.

Maria Tritico was born and raised outside of Houston, Texas.  She received her BFA from Texas State University in Photography and in Studio Art with an Emphasis in Metals/Jewelry before receiving her Masters of Art in Art Therapy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Maria works predominately in jewelry and sculpture using the implied lines in nature and the implied patterns in architecture to create abstract geometric/based land and city-scapes.  Maria exhibits in local, national and international art shows and has worked in a variety of settings that span all age ranges and populations types including assisted living/skilled nursing care, youth camps, adult classes and incarceration.  Maria is currently growing the Jewelry/Metalsmithing and Art Therapy departments at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, FL.

Where to Buy

Work is not available for sale through the SNAG website. Please contact the artist directly to inquire about making a purchase.