… and hopes for a prosperous and peaceful 2011…
In july 2010 and in Apothiki Gallery, on Paros-Greece, a wonderful group exhibition took place. Its theme was “European Passages” and a group of artists from IPAC (International Paros Art Circle) together with the group Kobalt from Hamburg, Germany, worked on this theme.
It was my first exhibition and when I was told about the subject we would work on, the following thoughts came to my mind: The Greeks have been suffering the last period due to the severe financial situation we were all forced to make all kinds of sacrifices, in order to change it. A country that once seemed so promising, now is falling apart. Many of us (including myself) lost our jobs. Many of us live to the limit of poverty, some even below that limit. Young people unable to find a job, no matter how educated they might be.
And believe me, since July, things got only worse. There is little hope in the hearts of the young people having a prosperous future. Actually, many think now that immigrating would be the only solution. At the end, it striked me: So many battles were fought in the past, having the hope that the future of their children, will be better. And as the future comes, the only thing that remains, is a bitter taste in the mouth, as no sign of prosperity exists.
With such thoughts, i created 8 artworks, reflecting what I just mentioned. The loss of hope, the loss of a bright future. The bitter taste in my mouth as a young Greek.
Enjoy my artworks. I hope that those who are responsible, will see and understand my message without ignoring it.
10 years ago, this small cycladic isle could only be reached by a very slow boat which travelled only if the weather allowed, and took about 7-8 hours to reach it…
20 to 25 years ago, electricity was introduced to the Parian homes and it was considered to be a miracle that they didn’t had to live on oil lamps anymore.
There are still homes which do not have connection to water or to telephone.
Yet, this small cycladic isle gets a 3D representation in a virtual world, a world that one can explore by having an avatar. A virtual world created with much love and dedication to promote this small island to the whole world, so that anyone can visit it without even having to stand up from their chair.
Welcome to my project Paros in 3D.
Navah Dreams, Nov.2010
Taking part in this exhibition, was certainly an amazing experience for an artist from a small Greek island as I am.
I had people coming up to me and shaking my hand, with their eyes shining and telling me how different, how new, fresh, unusual this exhibition had been, a whole brand new experience from them.
There were three artists exhibiting apart from me, Sean from England, Daniel from Germany, and our mentor, Reiner to whom we owe this success after all his effords.
You can see the works that I exhibited in Leipzig here. Its called “Diaries of 2050″.
I hope that the world will be different from what I present in those diaries, the loneliness, the pollution and the isolation… But judging from what our world is today, and how people act and think, I am afraid that it might even be worse than what I presented.
Her greatest wish is to pass messages that might be heard from those who can actually take action and make our world a better place to be. With lots of love,
hope and many dreams, she sends a warm greeting to all of you visiting her site!