about my work

Sketches
Sketches
Sketches
Sketches
Sketches
Sketches


«The straight line is godless» said Hunderwasser and this phrase has stuck with me, so that I can recall it every time nature confirms it to me through its perfection. It is these manifestations of nature that I admire, I observe, and that impress me, and fragments of which I later try to convey using my hands.

I begin by making small sketches, like fleeting ideas of whatever draws my attention. Sometimes complete forms wander around my mind, forms of shells, flowers, leaves, at times even minimal or shapeless organic forms. My main materials are metal and paper. Metal is a tough "companion". At times I transform it until it follows my sketch, or at other times I let it show me the way through its own pathways. For the purpose of antithesis but also for balance I use paper, a material which feels as if it holds me by the hand. The paper fibers create an environment where I can play around with the colours of nature and the canvas on which I can narrate my stories.

about me

about me

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I was born in Athens, Greece, in 1978, where I grew up in a house with a garden, constantly making «things» and dreaming up stories containing all the treasures I discovered in nature. Much later I studied graphic design and, with the support of some terrific teachers, I discovered the art of bookbinding. Following my instinct of knowledge I found myself in Seville where I learnt how to work with paper, how to give it form and turn it into a book. The book art seemed to me the most magical, complete and interactive form of art. Leaving Seville I started imagining.... metal books, which led me to my next step, to Florence to learn how to work with metal. Metal opened up new paths and instead of books I started making jewelry. Jewelry of miniature technique and aesthetics. From now on I could blend paper and metal in order to tell my stories in the form of small, precious objects. I returned to Greece and chose a very special place to set up my workshop. So, I have been living and working on the island of Paros, where I continuously discover new materials, and from where I travel to foreign lands and I continue my studies in painting and printmaking.

about my work