Maro Vandorou is a visual artist of Greek origin, currently living and in California. Her formal training has a strong interdisciplinary character with studies in visual arts, interaction design, literature, psychology, digital and computer technologies, Gampi - a rare Japanese handmade . Her work explores the process of transformation through installations of original photographic material, writings, and artists' books. Tools of choice are film cameras, Gampi, a Japanese handmade paper, and platinum printing. The setting of images and the visual vocabulary of abstract concepts [grief, surrender, purification of intent, transformation] reference symbols and archetypes from her Hellenic roots. The installation concepts reflect on fragility, impermanence, vulnerability. The two completed parts of a trilogy – focal point of her work during the past several years - have been presented in six solo shows in Europe and in the United States. The "Persefoneia" artist book and individual platinum prints are in public and private collections in the United States and Europe, including Stanford University, the University of Washington in Seattle, Arizona State University, Oregon College of Art and Craft, and the Photographic Archives of the Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece.