|dc.description.abstract||This paper aims to explore how forms arise from the unconscious both individual and collective. A double infinity symbol ∞∞ in a dream was an initiation for the investigation of certain symbols, archetypes and myths related with unity and division of opposites: male/female, matter /spirit, body/psyche. The birth of new forms is examined as a cyclic process of immersion into oneness followed by emersion of the one into protean multiple forms.
Automatic sketches become paintings, photographs, installations or videos, and are explained in the context of Surrealism, and Biomorphic Abstraction with reference to artists Yayoi Kusama, Nikos Alexiou, Emma Kunz, Hans Arp, Mariko Mori and Anish Kapoor. Forms with common meanings are found in cultures around the world. The cycle of life and death, rebirth, infinite (self) alteration and regeneration, the constant transformation of all living natural forms including consciousness. Certain repeated shapes are archetypes related to symbols of my Cypriot cultural background and the Near Eastern Mediterranean: Ankh, Ka, triangle and the archetype of feminine, goddess of love, beauty, fertility, sexuality and proliferation Aphrodite (descendent of Astarte, Inanna, Tanit)
Organic anthropomorphic biomorphic forms exemplify macro-microcosmic views. Specifically their anatomy resembles cells or reproductive systems, in a radial, bilateral, vessel (receptacle) form and are often hermaphroditic. The harmonious proportions of the invisible universal (geometrical) structure and those of the human body may reflect those of spirit and archetypes.
The great importance is the more in-depth identification with my cultural myths that consist of these archetypes, which are imprinted in my works. They crystallize a personal myth and suggest an unconscious process of artistic practice. Ideally their projection may transcend the viewer to a dimension of spiritual consciousness, individual and collective and human inter-connectedness.||en_AU|
|dc.publisher||Sydney College of the Arts||en_AU|
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|dc.title||Oneness and multiplicity in organic and geometric forms||en_AU|
|dc.type.pubtype||Master of Fine Arts M.F.A.||en_AU|
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