I was born and raised in a small mountain village named Δαμασκηνιά (Damaskinia)-meaning the village of plum trees-in the North West part of Greece.
Travelling, migrating, living as nomad artist has been my life for couple decades. The narratives I evoke in my studio practice, which has internalized the “magical properties” of talismanic objects, are efforts to employ cultural and experiential fragments, make them intelligible to myself and relevant for my current reality.
This methodology has become a ritualized interdisciplinary process of healing itself and a rich area of symbolism and meaning-making crucial for nomadic artistic practice. Unlike objects, practice does not need to be transported. This quality, in tandem with an inherited sense of mobility and potential for new discoveries in art, creates a momentum of practising freedom that helps towards integration.
The moon of your childhood is gone and you cannot have it back. You can only translate new moons.