REFLECTIONS AND MENTAL LANDSCAPES
The subjects of these works – rock formations from the cycladic islands - Milos, Paros, Serifos – while realistically rendered, are abstracted through dramatic close up presentations – a form of cropping, of camera decontextualization. In my work, the natural object is fragmented, taken out of its context and becomes ambiguous regarding its identity or size. The formal aspect is emphasized and the forms gain symbolic dimensions, becoming metaphors evoking emotions and inner private visions that do not necessarily connect to the original subject of the photograph. I paradoxically free myself from the visual facts upon which I am utterly dependent and I create a new artistic optical result.