Series of 888 A4 watercolors drawings created on a found old paper (from the USSR period) for the architecture sketches, 2019–2020
The name of the series is associated with the symbolism of the Number "8", which constantly surrounds from the artist's birth in year 1988 [9+1=0, 9-1=8], as well as numerology of her name and mythology, which constantly is in the present in the life of artist since March 18, 2014
The third part: 18 drawings added, as part of the Flowers Exhibition — November 11, 2019
The second part: 23 more drawings — November 3, 2019
The beginning: first 14 drawings — August 2019
When Maria started to paint her new series "888" of 888 mutated, destroyed, dancing, bleeding bodies, she already decided for herself about the title. After few days from the start of this series she began to feel very lonely and sad, she wanted to check: how long the distance from her body, where she is painting, at her home in Kyiv to her lost home in the occupied territory in Crimea. She opened the Google Maps and discovered, there are exactly 888 km away from her lost home to her body.