A hoopoe, a roe deer and a fox. Three of my favorite animals of the Greek wildlife! A two color linocut, hand printed on a 'Simili Japon' paper
The celestial constants of our life and most significant symbols throughout various beliefs and religions. The sun and the moon have been observed for hundreds and worshiped for thousands of years, captivating people's imagination, feared and used to explain the perplexity of human existence.
This series is inspired by the religious votive offerings of Greece called 'Tamata''. These symbolic offerings are usually made of gold or silver, and are given to a deity in fulfillment of a vow. The Sacred Heart, the Key and the Hand are the most prominent.
Greek folk art is vastly rich in colors and motifs inspired by nature. Animals, plants but also elements like the sun and the moon were used to decorate textiles, ceramics, interiors, ecc and considered to have magical and protective powers, indicating a society in harmony with the surrounding nature and considering its self a part of it.
This Amphora is filled roses and narcissus, typical flowers of the Greek countryside.