Maria Ivanescu Cotuna | Central Saint Martins 2017
Maria Ivanescu Cotuna's collection explores the ambiguous symbolism of power-play. The pieces provoke a discussion through their ambivalent nature due to their stereotypical cultural meanings and the fact that they were created using contrasting materials and colours.
Maria’s jewellery pieces aim to neutralise or control desire. The duality of the collection that she has made comes from unexpected and conflicting associations. Each piece has it’s own juxtaposing story to tell, which allows her brand to further enhance and grow.
Maria uses a snake as a recurring symbol in her collection because of it’s complexity, as it represents new beginnings and explorations as well as dangerous seduction and eroticism. Contrasting strong emotions such as purity with sensuality.