Artist Profile: MaryLaura Mau
I collage fabricated reality, remove it from original context and give it a renewed worth. The reality of mass printed matter is often static or stale. I find these images and recognize them for what they meant to us at a point in time. They were once important to us, caused a sensation; I bring that back through reverence and labor. Pornography, magazines for parents, books on puppies; where do they fall in our lexicon of reality? They are fabricated, untrue, altered and yet we worship and then dispose of them. If we worship the image of beauty, of sex, of the cute and coveted, where lies our true religion?