DUAL makes reference to my Greek and Canadian citizenship and the affect of this dual perspective on my painting and filmmaking.
Konstantinos Manos, a Greek-American photojournalist, took a black-and-white photo on the island of Karpathos in the year I was born (1964). I first encountered this stunning image on the cover of a vinyl record album. I began to develop this image as an oil painting in 2000 in Vancouver Canada. The image progressed through a preliminary layer of acrylics followed by oil layers but the work was interrupted in 2002 when I moved to Greece. Exodos arrived in Athens by container and for many years was stored unfinished. I recently restretched Exodos layering light, colour and texture until my choir of four women was singing in harmony.