The Story of Mom Maria
This is Maria, she is a secluded person and does her job at night in an anonymous way; she covers her face with latex. Maria’s dayjob was being a stay-at-home mom, but her son died recently. She is still in mourning so she visits his grave most of the time. Actually, Maria visits every day and brings flowers.
Powder Box Girls
Mom Maria is part of the Powder Box Girls; a series of statuettes accompanied by their own short story created by Mimi Berlin. The Powder Box Girls are girls of pleasure with double jobs. Working during the day is very important to them, oddly enough without these jobs they couldn’t work the night.
Mom Maria, 2016, Mixed media (acrylic cube, 1920s porcelain halfdoll, marked ‘foreign‘. Compact powder box ‘Vogue‘ 1970s, petit ceramic trinketbox with a tranfer portrait of a boy, latex, oversized pin, wood.) 10 x 10 cm. All items have been left untouched, no glue or any other permanent adhesives have been used. If you open the gold filled seal this sculpturette will fall apart.