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My first art love was photography. I was captivated by wartime photojournalism and fine art photography. The images told a story that resonated in your soul and left a mark. I think my nature is to tell stories; I come from a long line of storytellers. My storytelling nature has merged with my love of imagery and taken over my jewelry. I have found a way to use the same critical, editorial eye in my jewelry practice by creating mini stories within each wearable piece through the use of abstracted geometric-based line drawings in metal.

My work connects the implied lines in nature with the implied patterns found in architecture and construction materials. Through the merging of these influences I create linear designs that tell a brief story. Each piece tells an ever-evolving narrative of where I have been and what I have seen. By highlighting aspects of everyday life that go unnoticed and translating it into body adornment for the sole purpose of being noticed my hope is that the viewers will become acutely aware of the details within the implied lines and patterns in their everyday life.

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 "mini stories".  Maria exhibits in local and national art shows and has worked in a variety of settings that span all age ranges and populations types including assissted living/skilled nursing care, youth camps, adult classes and incarceration.  Maria is on the Board of Sa Voix-Haiti, a secular non-profit that empowers young women transitioning out of orphan care through mentoring and skills training.

Where to Buy

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