Ana Maria Surdu is born in Romania, works and lives in West Cork, Ireland. Graduating from Contemporary Applied Art at MTU Crawford Art and Design.
My assemblages start from discarded objects, organic or readymade, this found materiality enters a sensitive process of transformation. From fish bone installations, to stained glass pieces made from broken glass or forged copper of old poitín installations, every discarded object has a history and poetry that will transcend through the process of recreation.
Inspired by sustainable living and interested in reusability in a culture marked by throw-aways, I reintroduce the salvaged with a new value identity, manipulated through different processes or combined with terracotta as the ground element.
November 4, 2022