Exploring memory, tradition, and the fragility of information.
Meet Minta Maria, a talented artist and photographer from Austin, Texas. Born in Madrid and raised in San Antonio, Minta’s artistic journey has been a captivating exploration of memory, tradition, and the fragility of information.
In her most recent series, Adrift, she took snapshots in time from newspaper headlines during the pandemic. She would capture these intricate compositions with clear tape, needle and thread, and fishing wire to carefully sew together these elements, creating visual narratives.
For Adrift, she placed the installation in the center, using two light stands with a tall bamboo piece attached to achieve the desired height. Once her paper installation was set up, she relied on nature to shape her creation. Lying on the ground, camera in hand, she patiently waited for the wind to breathe life into her work.
Through her art, Minta Maria delves into the profound yet regular aspects of life that often go unnoticed. She examines the intricacies of memory, how traditions shape our identities, and the fragile nature of information. In her work we see well known destinations such as Deep Eddy Pool and Balmorhea State Park, which are all too familiar to her fellow Texans, but viewed through a new lens. Her work provokes viewers to reflect on their own experiences and relationships with the past.
Minta Maria’s art is a testament to the allure of the unpredictable. She offers a fresh perspective on the world around us. Her passion, dedication, and artistic vision have solidified her place in Austin’s thriving creative community and beyond. We eagerly await the wonders she will continue to unveil on her artistic journey.
To view her works within our collection, please click here.