Linoprint on folded BFK Grey paper, 2015, 70 x 63cm
Μάτι (or máti) means ‘eye’ in Greek. It is a symbol for protection and exploration. In this case I used the linocut of an eye to explore the optical effects and possibilities of printing on folded paper. I have just started exploring this during a residency at the Vorres Museum of Contemporary Art in Greece in May 2015. It seemed fitting to use a Greek symbol, which by extension, is a very important one for visual artists.
“suppose that the eye were an animal – sight would have been its soul, for sight is the substance, or essence, of the eye… the eye being merely the matter of seeing; when seeing is removed the eye is no longer an eye, except in name'”
Aristotle, On the Soul.