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.

Maurizio Morucci

All images and texts are copyrighted © by Sofia Papadopoulou