Who’s afraid of the OMphalos?
Come, my friends.
It’s not too late to seek a newer world.
Ulysses by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
According to an ancient Greek legend, Zeus sent two eagles
flying off in different directions to meet at the center of the
world. The God of the Olympus marked the spot with a stone
called the OMphalos (navel).
This was the “First uterus of the creation”.
And since then, it’s eternally fertile – uncorrupted and unfettered.
This series of artworks is visually overloaded with symbolism,
with a clear purpose: to convey a nonconformist vision of
avant-garde art and anti-bourgeois ideas. The right to awareness
of everyone’s free will is supposed to stand tall above
fear, weakness of conscience, malice, and the makeshifts and
moral crutches of law and order.
All images and texts are copyrighted © by Sofia Papadopoulou