Maria HindsMy work addresses waste, leftovers, commodity, world order and environmental issues. My latest body of work draws on the human experience of loss and displacement resulting from a natural disaster. Drawings of the wreckage post Hurricane Katrina are an emotional investigation into traces of humanity left in the wake of a situation seemingly devoid of any humanity. Piles of debris conceal histories - individual, family and that of streets and entire communities. The destroyed homes are deconstructed portraits of peoples lives. My drawings attempt to describe, search for and remember these lives. I have been involved in art based exchanges between youth in Dublin and New Orleans and am iniating further after school programmes and workshops in New Orleans.