SCULPTURES 

Nest

 In «The Cindirella Complex”, Colette Dowling wrote about women’s two-fold desire: to maintain the sense of safety provided by the home/nest on the one hand and to live freely on the other. As Dowling claims, what immobilises them is their own fear of independence. So they always opt for shelters/cocoons, from which they try to escape nonetheless always remaining there.

 The theme of this sequence of art works is the nest, both as a concept as well as a form, accordingly conveying either the nest’s inner or outer content. When protection is connected to entrapment and shelter is associated with imprisonment,  then the morphoplastic elements of the artwork are a combination of hard and soft, concave and square, interior and exterior, warm and cold.

 The use of materials such as thread, fishing wire and rope function either as a force of commitment or as a force of liberation. These synthetic materials both contrast and blend with the natural materials of the work such as wood, ceramic and metal. Imposing themselves on the latter or absorbed by them, they create a new nature.

sculpture maquettes

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wood, flying - line, ceramic, threaded rods, oil colours, 86x15x15cm, 2004

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details, wood, oil colours, 86x15x15cm, 2004

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details, wood, flying - line, ceramic, threaded rods, oil colours, 86x15x15cm, 2004

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wood, elastic textile, plaster, 104x50x45cm, 2004

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wood, elastic textile, wire, nails, 76x17x16cm, 2004

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details, wood, elastic textile, wire, 76x17x16cm, 2004

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wood, elastic textile, plaster, rope, 50x50x50cm, 2004

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wood, elastic textile, plaster, 54x52x37cm, 2004

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wood, elastic textile, plaster, nails, 43x89x49cm, 2004

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wood, elastic textile, plaster, 130 x 93 x 90 cm, 2004

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sideways, wood, elastic textile, plaster, 130 x 93 x 90 cm, 2004

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one side, wood, elastic textile, plastic, nails, 63x40x22cm, 2004

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other side, wood, elastic textile, plastic, nails, 63x40x22cm, 2004

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details, wood, elastic textile, plastic, nails, 63x40x22cm, 2004

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wood, paper, plaster, stainless steel, 6x10x40cm & 6x19,5x49cm, 2004

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details, wood, paper, plaster, stainless steel, 2004

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forwards, plastic lanes, elastic textile, 135 x 170 x 260 cm, 2004

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inside, plastic lanes, elastic textile, 135 x 170 x 260 cm, 2004

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sideways, plastic lanes, elastic textile, 135 x 170 x 260 cm, 2004

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sculpture maquette, wood, elastic textile, plaster, 20,7x13x5cm, 2004

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sculpture maquette, wood, elastic textile, plaster, 11x11,5x15cm, 2004

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sculpture maquette, wood, elastic textile, plaster, 7x17,5x9,5cm, 2004

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sculpture maquette, wood, elastic textile, plaster, 2004

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sculpture maquette, wood, elastic textile, plaster, 21x20x22cm, 2004

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sculpture maquette, wood, elastic textile, plaster, nails, 18x7x7cm, 2004

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sculpture maquette, wood, elastic textile, nails, 13,5x9x9,5cm & 13,5x9,5x7cm, 2004

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sculpture maquette, wood, plaster, thread, 8,5x8,5x9cm, 2004

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sculpture maquette, wood, plaster, elastic textile, 11,5x10x11,5cm, 2004

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sculpture maquette, wood, metal, 8,x8,x7cm, 2004

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sculpture maquette, wood, threaded rods, flying - line, wire, oil colours, 34x8,5x6,5cm, 2004

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details, wood, threaded rods, flying - line, wire, oil colours, 34x8,5x6,5cm, 2004

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sculpture maquette, wood, sewing thread, threaded rods, 20x13,5x15cm, 2004

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sculpture maquette,wood, threaded rods, sewing thread, 64x20x7cm, 2003

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details, wood, threaded rods, sewing thread, 64x20x7cm, 2003

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sculpture maquette,wood, threaded rods, sewing thread, 38,5x3,5x11cm, 2003

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sculpture maquette, plaster, soap, metal screws with loop, 19x3,5x3,5cm, 18,5x4,5x2cm, 2003

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sculpture maquette, plaster,metal screws with loop, 20,5x4x4cm, 2003

Nests
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sculpture maquette, ceramic, 4,5x7,5x4,5cm & 2,6x4,5x4cm, 2002

SCULPTURES & INSTALLATIONS

ΦΩΛΙΑ

 Η Κολέτ Ντόουλινγκ στο βιβλίο της «Το σύνδρομο της Σταχτοπούτας» αναφερόταν στην διπλή επιθυμία των γυναικών από τη μία να διατηρήσουν την ασφάλεια του σπιτιού - φωλιάς και από την άλλη την επιθυμία τους να ζήσουν ελεύθερα. Όπως υποστηρίζει, τελικά αυτό που τις αδρανοποιεί είναι ο δικός τους φόβος μπροστά στην ανεξαρτησία. Έτσι κάθε φορά επιλέγουν “καταφύγια-κουκούλια” από τα οποία προσπαθούν να ξεφύγουν παραμένοντας όμως πάντα εκεί.

  Η φωλιά ως έννοια και ως φόρμα αποτελεί τη θεματική αυτής της σειράς έργων, άλλοτε αναδεικνύοντας το εσωτερικό της περιεχόμενο και άλλοτε το εξωτερικό. Όταν η προστασία συνδέεται με τον εγκλωβισμό και το καταφύγιο με την φυλακή, τότε στα μορφοπλαστικά στοιχεία των έργων συνδυάζεται το σκληρό με το μαλακό, το κοίλο με το τετραγωνισμένο, το εσωτερικό με το εξωτερικό, το θερμό με το ψυχρό.

 Η χρήση υλικών όπως το νήμα, η πετονιά και τα σχοινιά λειτουργούν άλλοτε ως δύναμη δέσμευσης και άλλοτε ως δύναμη απελευθέρωσης. Αποτελούμενα από συνθετικές ύλες, κάνουν ορατή την αντίθεσή τους αλλά και την ένωσή τους με τα φυσικά υλικά όπως το ξύλο, ο πηλός και το μέταλλο. Η αφομοίωσή τους ή η επιβολή τους σ΄αυτά, δημιουργούν μία νέα φύση.

2004

INSTALLATIONS 

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wood, threaded rods, sewing thread, variable dimensions, 2004

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foam - rubber, ceramic, sewing thread, 10x160x105cm, 2004

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wood, elastic textile, nails, variable dimensions, 2004

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1999-2003

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sideways, wood, metal, 83x22x30cm, 1999

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sideways, wood, metal, 83x22x30cm, 1999

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wood, metal, 123,5x47x14,5cm, 1999

Eroticus
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wood, metal, 123,5x47x14,5cm, 1999

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one side, limestone, rubber, wire rope, 68x14x17cm, 2003

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other side, limestone, rubber, wire rope, 68x14x17cm, 2003

Finger
Finger

wood, metal, 41x15x20cm, 1999

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wood, thread, 21,5x15x15,5cm, 2001

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ceramic, 80x61x30cm,1999, photo by Roula Vidali

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wood, thread, plaster, 30x30x25cm, 2002

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wood, rope, plaster, 31x30x26cm, 2002

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detail, wood, rope, plaster, 31x30x26cm, 2002

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ceramic, metal, 35x57x43cm, 2002

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wood, 19x47x25cm, 2001

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ceramic, metal, 23x50x27cm, 2002

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ceramic, 19x29,5x21cm, 2002

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ceramic, 9,5x29,5x21cm, 2002

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ceramic, flying - line, wire, 9x9,5x7cm, 2002

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ceramic, flying - line, 6x12,5x5cm, 2002

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ceramic, metal, variable dimensions, 2002

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detail, ceramic, variable dimensions, 2002

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wood, plaster, 13,5x14x8cm, 2002

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wood, plaster, 13,5x14x8cm, 2002

Train
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a maquette for train station, wood, metal, wire, 25x50x2cm, 2001

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wood, metal, thread, 86x11x11cm, 2002

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detail, wood, metal, thread, 86x11x11cm, 2002

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wood, metal, sewing thread, 22x16x7cm, 2002

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Participation in 1st Scuiptural Workshop of Skyros marble, 2006

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Participation in 1st Scuiptural Workshop of Skyros marble, 2006

1st Sculptural Workshop of Skyros

2006