jumps to conclusions that logic cannot reach. It is what we perceive and not about us and our world. Logical and illogical information that we gather from our DNA code, culture, landscape, people, and mass media that breed us with visual taste and discrimination…
R e f l e c t i o n s of M i n d is energy that identifies us simultaneously through thought and vision to harmonize our being. It is things we see and dont see -, things that awaken the memory and I become obsessed with: environment, people and politics, animals, population shifts, gastronomy, cultural heritage are apart of my ”art”
These notes lead me to this new experimental BLOG notebook
About me. Am a Greek/Australian woman living in Greece: a dynamic identity that is not fixed. In 1981 I came to Greece to discover my parents land and people. After a car accident that immobilized me for over 6 months – painting energized my existence. I studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts 1985-1990 painting and set design and graduated with EXCELLENCE
Samos v’s Athens: leaving Athens in 1996 was to find a superior meaning in my life and art. Preserving art only within specific circles is meaningless to me. Samos is located in the east-central part of the Aegean Sea less than 1.5km from the west Anatolian coasts. Famous for its ancient scientists 6th c. BC mathematician Pythagoras, astronomer Aristarchos who first noted that the earth and planets move around the sun, the inventers of moulding – 6th c. BC architect Roikos and sculptor Theodoros, and for some amazing engineering works of antiquity the temple of Hera, the Eupalineion tunnel-, (ancient water tunnel). Living in Samos today traces back to a rich civilization-, the simplicity and warmth of the people, villages, the natural environment – , exploring and experimenting in the Samian youth of which I came coincidentally involved with through various artistic events has been extremely stimulating.
Maria Sevastaki December 2007 ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΑ: reflections of mind
This project began 2001 and was to be presented at the former refugee camp in Vathi Samos island in 2008 with the support of the Perfecture of Samos – unfortunately was not
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May 11th, 2011
The art historian thinks with the mind of a scholastic. Typologies. Recesions. The world seen through old man’s eyes, looking with that fixedly backward stare that intends to find ladders of precedent, ladders by means of which to climb, slowly, painfully, into the experience of the present. Into a present that will already have been stabilized by already having been predicted. From the ,,The Optical Unconcious” Rosalind E Krauss chapter 2 p35