L’ ACQUA GUGGHIA
Are lucky people happy or are happy people lucky?
My talisman represents happiness as a pot of luck, reminding me of many moments of joy.
In my culture, the killing of a pig is a big celebration in which family and friends come together, creating a chaos of laughter, amusements and music.
Everything turns into magic.
Artist: Maria Bencivenni
Photo credit: Malin Viktorsson
My name Is Maria Bencivenni and I study Jewellery Art in the first year of the Bachelor program.
I work with metal, silver and copper and am interested in working with small details in my jewellery. My work revolves around themes of society, human interaction, and animals.
My pigs are full of positivity, making me remember the most precious moments and values of my life. They keep me company like two little angels, always reminding me that I’m not alone. It is my positivity that brings me luck. The pigs can be detached from the chain; I like to hold them in my hand or use them as like dice. Each throw is like a long breath, like a kind of meditation, bringing me an energy of peace and joy.