San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI), 2013, MFA
The experience of growing up on Paros, an island in the Aegean Sea in Greece, and my journey since then to build a community across the oceans, is central to my work. I carry my island with me everywhere and it shapes the way I see the world. I create installations inspired by their exhibition spaces weaving together found elements and sounds from those locales and other sites to create ethereal forms; reminders of the sea, with its openness and possibilities, as well as its fragile and unstable limitations.
The process of familiarizing myself with these new places through the search for materials helps me to weave together points of connection in an ever expanding web, even if only temporarily.
“Walking, I am listening to a deeper way. Suddenly all my ancestors are behind me. Be still, they say. Watch and listen. You are the results of the love of thousands” Linda Hogan (Chickasaw)