My mother with Cherub (2022) and Black Phoenix (by Christoph Ziegler, 2021). Cherub is now part of a private coilection in Amsterdam.
Here is the relevant statement:
An allegory of life and death
In the old days, in Greece, the baptism clothes of children who died were donated to the church to re-use; the precious textiles were turned into ecclesiastical vestments and altar coverings. Mourning was tranformed into celebration.
Textile carries memory and the potential of a thrilling narrative. It is a non-verbal allegory of life and death.
Since the early 2010s my work is inspired by the symbols and visual language of the Orthodox church.
Cherub, a heavenly creature made of angel and fire, stands for justice, liberation, and punishement.
Photo credit: Christoph Ziegler