"I was always supported creatively as a kid by my punk rock artist mom. She was (and still may be) one of the most creative people I know. She would make jewelry out of scrap metal she would find on the street. I've always made jewelry & accessories for myself. After being a professional hair stylist from age 18 through 27 I was ready for a change of pace. The universe just steered me in the right direction." ~Marya Zoya
Marya Zoya's Taxidermy Couture and Memento mori inspired jewelry are sought-after treasures and works of art. Memento mori is a Latin phrase meaning "Remember you must die". It names a genre of art which reminds people of their own mortality and the punishment they will receive if they transgress the rules of their religion. A phrase that has had a tradition in art that dates back to antiquity. No animals are killed for the sake of Marya’s art, using only materials that would otherwise be thrown out. All pieces are one of a kind.