Venezuelan artist and sculptor Mariana Monteagudo, arguably the queen of creepy dolls, loves giving a second life to objects discarded by our society.
Monteagudo is like a waste-picker, she walks around neighborhoods to salvage gems from people’s bulk trashes, rescuing textiles or baseball balls, plastic bottles of orange juice or an old unkempt teddy bear.
She also visits local thrift stores looking for unwanted objects that trigger her creativity. Living in a constant process of upcycling and reuse, Monteagudo sees that everything has the potential for inspiration and hybridism. And that’s the way she lives her life: continuously seeking, always resuscitating, permanently combining and thinking ahead of time, and placing her faith into the most unimagined creations.