Abstraction is my way to see and understand the world, and to create visual tales of the mind. My works reflect my interest in biological systems, their forms and connections, from molecules to urban systems. I use abstract language in order to explore mental images, memories, and emotions, to find patterns and understand connections. I explore the expressive potentials of materials, forms, textures, and the natural rhythms of lines, forms, and colors.
My sculptures are inspired by organic forms, and are driven by my interest in volumes, movement, and textures, and in the free assembly of elements to create new forms. Starting from an idea or sketch I use materials as varied as industrial felt, wood, metal wire, papier-mache, and polymer clay to build the initial structure. My continuous dialog with the piece determines its final form, giving it the opportunity to develop in something different than the original idea.
The Cultural Landscapes series is inspired by my interest in the combined works of nature and man that result in alteration of the landscape and the evolution of cities. Cities seen as an evolving concept, an historical representation of human civilization, with the potentials of integration with the natural environment.
The Line series stems from my interest in exploring the potentials of the line as a form of expression, conveying thoughts, feelings, movement, time, our existence. In these works I combine oil painting and hand-printing techniques to explore the interaction between line and surface.
Maria Morabito is based in Manhattan, New York. She was born in Italy and grew up in Rome. Morabito works predominantly in the medium of oil painting and, recently, sculpture. She was awarded Honorable Mention by Robert Storr, Dean of the Yale School of Art. She has shown nationally and internationally and she is represented in several private and public collections.
Maria Morabito was born in Italy and grew up in Rome, before coming to the US in her twenties. In Italy she developed her life long interest in painting, sculpture, and abstraction. She started painting while living in New Haven, Connecticut. She recently moved to New York City after living in Boston, Massachusetts for several years.