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I cam across this wonderful girl in Hoxton and chose to interview her and find out where her heritage was from, she told me she lived in Spain her whole life and that as a young girl she was fascinated and drawn to the Egyptian culture. It poses questions of do you have to be from a culture to feel connected to it? I used textiles inspired by Egyptian prints to weave into the linen. I have chosen linen as Egypt may well be called the birthplace of linen, We can see the softness and sheen of the linen dresses worn by young women on the inscriptions on the tombs as well as models left behind too. They used to go into fine detail with these representations as they believed whatever they would be buried with(images and objects)would accompany them in the afterlife, as they believed the life after death would be a continuation of the one on earth.
Cleopatra was female ruler in a time of male kings and was the last Pharaoh of Egypt. Her beauty was said to have brought the world's most powerful men to their knees. I believe people inspire us because we see a part of ourselves in them and that part of us that is looking to be expressed.
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Cleopatra Painting

Athena Anastasiou

United States

Painting, Oil on Other

Size: 20 W x 24 H x 1 D in

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I cam across this wonderful girl in Hoxton and chose to interview her and find out where her heritage was from, she told me she lived in Spain her whole life and that as a young girl she was fascinated and drawn to the Egyptian culture. It poses questions of do you have to be from a culture to feel connected to it? I used textiles inspired by Egyptian prints to weave into the linen. I have chosen linen as Egypt may well be called the birthplace of linen, We can see the softness and sheen of the linen dresses worn by young women on the inscriptions on the tombs as well as models left behind too. They used to go into fine detail with these representations as they believed whatever they would be buried with(images and objects)would accompany them in the afterlife, as they believed the life after death would be a continuation of the one on earth. Cleopatra was female ruler in a time of male kings and was the last Pharaoh of Egypt. Her beauty was said to have brought the world's most powerful men to their knees. I believe people inspire us because we see a part of ourselves in them and that part of us that is looking to be expressed.

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Painting:Oil on Other

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:20 W x 24 H x 1 D in

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For enquiries please get in touch through Unix Gallery, NYC. I am exploring my own personal mythology that speaks about identity and the core concerns of human existence. It's a constellation of my beliefs, feelings and images that construct my own explanation of the world. Some of the questions I ask through the work are, where do we come from, why is our planet and wellbeing so out of balance? Defaulting to fear and frustration rather than love and creation and how it is our responsibility individually to shift that. My research includes painting daily thoughts and stories. These stories are from personal experiences, observations, conversations and videos and books on the quantum field and the power of thought and intention. I am also looking at mythological paintings from the renaissance period and overlaying my reaction to them on top of the image. And continuing my research on western and eastern story telling through mythology and seeing where that leads me. The aesthetic framework that I am using is one of mythology; which portrays a sense of magic, morality, a life lesson and even mystical creatures. I have added a sense of lightheartedness to the work, almost childlike imagery or a larger scale sketch which provokes a freedom from the left brain thinking which is typical of the society we live in who struggle to obtain their connection to nature and intuition. My work ideally encourages one to see a point of view from an open mind, with fresh child like eyes.

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