AiR Leonidio, Arkadhia, Greece

Artist in Residence, Leonidio, Greece

June 2018

 

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The most wonderful part of Greece was the ability to touch the topography and feel the stories breathing. It was my visit to Sparta and the abandoned sanctuaries of both Artemis Orthia and Helen that fully grounded my quest in Greece, providing cognition to the deeper feelings that had been surfacing.

Entanglement: A Love Story is a visual conceptual sonata and my life’s work. The archetypal character named Via Postel is my name for Venus of the stars, or Helen, as is wonderfully encompassing. She has many names from many places. Inanna, Ishtar, Isis, Medusa, Aphrodite, Athena, Artemis, Freya; to name only a few. Her name changed according to culture and the passage of time. I found her story within every story, every point and place. She is embedded far beneath the earths surface, under layers of civilization going back into the Neolithic period more than 10,000 years ago. Each generation re-purposing the building materials used before them. Toppling temples and domestic lifestyles to create another version of truth as seen from the perspective of current events and understandings, desires, and ideologies.

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