Street View 2020
Traces of Time
When creating this project I decided to take a step back from the noisy and crowded Athenas street, by viewing it with a bird’s- eye view via Google earth map.
I was not surprised to discover an equal ‘noisy’ amalgamation of buildings and rooftops.
I had to make a choice so assembled an urban area suspended between reality and fantasy.
By mapping from above selected buildings, old and new, squares and sidewalks I tried to compose documentary images made out of observation not only of the past but of the contemporary reality, presenting a collage of the area challenged by new visions, inquiring the relationship between space and identity.
Roofs covering the top of the buildings have been constructed in a wide variety of forms -flats or sloping- serving to protect against rain, wind, snow etc.
In the same time roofs offer security for birds to rest or make their nests and we could say roofs are a safe haven for birds!!!!!!
ATHENS JEWELRY WEEK, Popeye Loves Olive Gallery, Nov.2020