“Maria Militsi employs the potential of objects as echoes of experience, as fragments of memory and as markers of loss. She is interested in things that are ordinary and familiar, yet strange, and seeks to bring different objects and ideas into close relationship to form new meanings. This feature of her work has been described by Caroline Broadhead as “…a collision of opposites: complete and incomplete, faithful and mutinous, melancholic and humorous.”
My work brings together dissimilarities through collecting existing objects and using them to explore questions regarding the role of function and value. An important aspect of my work is hunting down appropriate, evocative objects, researching, classifying and responding to their particular or incidental qualities in order to reassess overlooked materials that surround us.
I look for appropriate items in flea markets, on the street or e Bay, and this determines my choice of inspiration, it redefines my sense of taste and triggers my curiosity for the mass produced, the rare and aged or the unusual and worthy of collecting.