Maria Fini



"Plastic Idol"
2008-11
Found items and digital media
This project was created from littered plastic items I found in my community. I found it shocking how easy it was to discover these items, what first appeared as a slightly littered bush turned out to be a cash of waste. I scanned the found items in and digitally edited them to create a version of the US seal with an albatross full of plastic particles. The bird itself was drawn in Illustrator. I used an albatross instead of an eagle because I wanted to call attention to the copious amount of plastic litter in the oceans, and how it is affecting wildlife. I rewrote the banner from "E PLURIBUS, UNUM" (from many, one) to say "E PLURIBUS, MULTA" which means "from many, more". A reflection on a mass producing consumer culture, addicted to non-degradable, petrol, plastics.




"Untitled [Portrait of Domenick]"
2011
Made in Processing



"Untitled [Portrait of Gwen]"
2011
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"Duplicity"
2011
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"Untitled [Deer]"
2011
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"Digital Landscape I"
2010
Made in Processing
Nature is usually considered continuous, but on a quantum scale, it is discretized. This work was a reflection on wave, particle duality and digitize landscapes.



"Digital Landscape Ia"
2010
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"Digital Landscape II"
2010
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"Digital Landscape II"
2010
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"Digital Landscape III"
2010
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"Digital Landscape IV"
2010-11
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"Hair I"
2010
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"Hair I"
2010
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"Untitled"
2010
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"Untitled"
2011
Made in Illustrator



"Beizer1"
2010
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"Beizer2"
2010
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"Beizer3"
2010
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"Beizer4"
2010
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"Beizer5"
2010
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"Beizer6"
2010
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"Beizer7"
2010
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"Beizer8"
2010
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"Beizer9"
2010
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"Beizer10"
2010
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