My favorite thing in this world
In early 2022 I started experimenting with linocut printing and I fell in love! There's something about the problem solving, manual labor, organic outcome, uniqueness and perfect imperfection that I find irresistible in linocut (linogravure- isn't the French name beautiful?).
So here is what I've made so far. All of the blocks are hand carved and the prints are hand printed.
The Amhporae is a series of linocut prints, inspired by ancient Greek pottery and some of the flowers that i love, like the grandiflora Rose, the Narcissus flower and the chrysanthemum.
ex voto inspired
This series is inspired by the religious votive offerings of Greece called 'Tamata''.
"Ex Votos"(or "tamata" in Greek), in Christian tradition are physical symbolic offerings usually made of gold or silver, that are given to a deity in fulfillment of a vow. I have chosen three of the most prominent ones, The Sacred Heart, the Key and the Hand, to give my own interpretation. For the first edition of the series I used a translucent handmade Japanese paper that conveyed a sense of fragility and transcendence that I found was complementing to the concept.
The Sun and the Moon
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.