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She was the most beautiful bird whose song could only be heard by the chosen.

A symbol of peace and harmony, of the eternal quest for higher purpose. It was thought to be a messenger of the Saints.

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based on the symbolism of Măiastra bird found in Romanian folklore.

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with a similar meaning, the Fire Bird in Russian folklore is a most extraordinary supernatural creature whose feathers are amazingly beautiful and bring light even to the eyes of the blind.

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present in modern and contemporary art, the MAIASTRA lives on in Brancusi-s works.

His series of Birds in Sky (1910-1944) have been a constant pursuit of the simplicity and complexion, unifying symbols of masculinity and femininity.

Constantin Brancusi:

”The Maiastra bird is a symbol of flight that frees the man from the boundaries of inert matter.”

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the delicacy and strength of flight, a mist so evanescent but yet so present -  such is the complex identity of femininity.

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 photos by Iulian Sima

 model: Alexandra Asiminei   

styling and outfits by Sabina Georgescu        

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