My inspiration for this series of organic shapes came from one of my favourite poems. The poem unfortunately cannot be translated in english from greek with keeping its meanings. The poem is about a world created called Lypiou (Λυπιού) and it is an imaginary world the writter created. The part of the poem that inspired me to make this series is talking about a butterfly. That part of the poem has oxymorons and metaphores and contrasts between the beauty of the butterfly, the perfectionism you can see in her. But on the same time that butterfly is so close to death.
With this series I experimented with these organic shapes and different colours and lines. As also an audience of my work I can see the shapes floating in a slow and pesimistic way but also creating a strong and positive atmosphere. I wanted to create this confusion to the viewer, are these shapes perfect and beautyful or are they making a hard way from the black to the perfect (referencing to the butterfly of the poem)?
This is a translation as close as I could from that part of the poem:
The butterfly is the symbol of dreaming and dreamers,
she does not move and she is dressed in the colours of the night
She was found lying down like death had just celebrated her
and exactly afterwards abandoned her.
Or like she was resting before she starts that hard way
from the black to the perfect.
Το φτερωτό σύμβολο της επιπολαιότητας, η πεταλούδα,;
ακίνητη, ντυμένη τα χρώματα της νύχτας
βρέθηκε ξαπλωμένη σαν να την είχε γλεντήσει ο χάρος
κι αμέσως μετά να την είχε απαρατήσει.
Ή σαν να ξεκουραζόταν πριν αρχίσει το δύσκολο
δρόμο της απ' το μαύρο στο τέλειο.
-Λυπιού (απόσπμασμα), Κατερίνα Αγγελάκη-Ρουκ