ANA RALUCA MANDITA - National University of Arts Bucharest - Romania

Thread of life - Spider thread: Spiders use their silk to make structures, nets, spaces used as house (nest lining and nest construction) and hunting spot, but this canvas is also the protective symbol of rebirth - donut/cocoon of silk.
The three functions created by spider silk thread are extremely relevant in our lives, people and life formed by a succession of events that gives some circularity to existence. If we take each quality of web spider and we study in antithesis / compared with "the canvas of life" we find a great similarity.
Combination between strength and resilience: We are born with this thread, as also spiders are born with this preoccupation to create a canvas, own spider web, and we, humans, we weave our canvas of life, more or less resistent, and the strength of life gives throughout its stability. (Ana Raluca Mandit
a will present the silhouettes 1 & 3)

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CREDIT | Designer: Ana Raluca | Photo: Nicolas Ardelean | Models: Sarah Hoxie & Irin Surungsuriyakun | Makeup & Hairstyle: San Francisco Institute of Esthetics & Cosmetology

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