Mariana loves giving a second life to objects that are discarded by our society. 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.

Mariana also visits local thrift stores looking for unwanted objects that may trigger her creativity. She lives in a constant process of upcycling and reuse. To her, 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.

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