Two weeks ago I returned from Athens from the Mosaic Odysseys exhibition which has now moved onto Mykonos. Being in Greece was an inspiring experience, I climbed the Acropolis and Lykavittos Hill and even though there were crowds of people around me, I still felt a connection with the ancient Greeks and I was in awe of the Greek Gods. Spread out before me was the whole of Athens and I imagined what it must have been like all those years ago with temples and lodgings scattered about. One evening on top of Lykavittos Hill I watched a storm brewing, lightning bolts lit the sky reminding me I was in Zeus’ territory.
The exhibition was held in the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, a modern light and spacious building with a theatre. Our exhibition was displayed on two floors.There were more works on show than there were in London. More pieces by the Greek artists and lovely big photos of pieces that were sold in London (printed by Lydia Papadopoulou’s husband). So the whole exhibition was there in a sense.
On Friday 9th September we had the inauguration. The place was buzzing with people all night. New people were met and lots was said.
Michael Cacoyannis Foundation
Inauguration of Mosaic Odysseys in Athens
Me with my doves and photos of my works sold in London
Sunrise in Athens
View from the Acropolis
Now the exhibition is in Mykonos until 30th September. Unfortunately I can’t be there as I am at Somerset Crafts having set up a temporary studio for the duration of Somerset Art Weeks.
The work looks wonderful in a magical setting. I wish I was there! You can see pictures on the Mosaic Odysseys facebook page.
I have been reassured by Artemis Klitsi, one of the Greek mosaic artists that they are taking great care of my doves although they had trouble the first night keeping them from flying out to join the night life and the second day they wanted to fly to Delos!
Here is Lydia Papadopoulou feeding them with grapes!