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myths of rocks"
With the cooperation of the National Bank Cultural Foundation (M.I.E.T.) - Bookstore
5 - 23 October
life can be just accidental. As a matter of fact that’s how I started my
portfolio concerning shapes of rocks. Spending hours in front of my
computer screen, I found out, with the help of symmetry, that some
photographs could hide strange mythological shapes. It was that particular
moment when I felt both an instantaneous fear but at the same time an
interest to go on by photographing rocks around my city of
was able to see huge rocks being located in totally unnatural spots,
abandoned quarries like wounds of mountains that were never healed, broken
stones being returned to their natural environment and then treated by the
rain as a mother who cares about her children, and hidden lakes in ravines
or hills that can’t be easily seen.
these shapes which occur through symmetry can be totally harmonized with
the Greek mythology concerning Titanes, Giants, Cyclops and Ekatochires.
“No matter how hard earth was begging sky to let her children free, his
answer was that he didn’t want any monsterous children, Even if she
would gave birth to more children, they would have the same fate…he
would throw them to Tartara!”
I started looking at these rocks I found out how vulnerable and small I am
towards them, as a human being, history and material. There are times
feeling that these rocks have offered me those spectacular shapes as a
reward to the time I offered them.
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