Maria's trees are now on display in the permanent exhibit at the Kentucky Gateway Museum (KBS collection). Her work is also visible at the Tom Bishop Chicago Miniature Show. She has been featured in multiple magazines including the cover of Dollhouse World, Issue 337.
With dozens of genres from playful to elegant, Maria’s trees begin with a bottle brush form that soon groans under the added weight of hundreds of handmade ornaments, jewelry, findings, ribbons, bows, nuts, berries, dried and handmade rice-paper flowers, beads, glitter, flocking, and twinkling lights tucked among the faux lycopodium.
- Deb Weissler of Dollhouse World
“The ultimate goal is to have someone look at one of my trees and say,
‘How did you do that? Is that a real tree?’”
- Maria, on her own work
Maria is able to translate her knowledge of interior design into her miniature creations. In tune with the latest styles and colour palettes, she is able to translate what’s hot in the market into her work, full size and tiny.
- Dollhouse World