As an artist Maya’s work acts as research into the forms and texture of nature.
Her practice focuses on the de-contextualization of nature through its preservation, thus investigating the state of timelessness.
By preserving nature as it was found at a specific moment in time we begin to question time. Its paradoxal nature: both illusory and permanent. This being the final essence of her work, an exploration into the paradoxal state of being.
The collections are categorized in relation to the principal universal elements : - AIR -WATER- EARTH .
Always reminding us of nature and our profound relationship to it. The pieces speak of texture and timeless states. The technique is a sculptural technique called organic casting. It permits nature to be transformed directly into metal -making time stop for these elements. Nature becomes timeless and the owner becomes the keeper of that piece of nature. An important question is aren’t we always the guardians of our nature - our planet ? To become an owner of a Savage Studio piece is to begin to understand the depth of our symbiotic connection to this Earth.
All pieces are made through variations of lost-wax casting and organic casting techniques.
Taking lost-wax casting to another level, Savage Studio works by transforming organic matter into metal either by casting or extracting direct impressions from skins (animals, organic materials, etc.).
Whilst organic material is used, no animals are hurt or captured in the process. The material has been sourced in a humane and sustainable manner from deceased or preserved animals.
NB: This process is not to be confused with electroplating. Organic matter is NOT encapsulated within the metal. The pieces are wholly metal.