μάτι

Linocut on folded BFK Grey paper, 70 x 63cm, 2015

Μάτι (or máti) means ‘eye’ in Greek. It is a symbol of 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 started exploring this during a residency at the Vorres Museum of Contemporary Art in Greece in May 2015. It is fitting to use this 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

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