“I create sculptures out of poor and recycled materials which are the raw material in my artist work. My work is anchored in the reality that surrounds me. I invest myself in highlighting and disclosing the impact of already existing objects and situations.
Regarding the process, in one hand, and like the artists of the movement Pattern and Decoration, I borrow the techniques and production systems that are traditionally related to feminine household activities (sewing box, sewing machine, crochet…) and in the other hand I use trivial and or manufactured materials connected with my upraising and generation (leather, puppets, mannequin, textile, plastic) in the volumes I create.
In my practice I explore in a very open way the intimacy and feminine affirmation. As surrealist artists I knit my self and my identity through a series of reliquaries.
The starting point is always in the found objects, in the truth and humor of the familiar objects that I transform (through welding or sewing). The associations and assembling take place in an intuitive process where each material attracts another one or redefines the upcoming gesture in a process in constant motion, and consecutive transformations that sometimes end up in what could be considered a failure but also a first step for future works.” Marta Santos 2021