Totem 2019

text by Dr. Kostas Prapoglou curator
Marine animals and specifically –on this occasion– seashells, imperatively partake in the visual language of Evi Savvaidi. Totem (2019) is a 2.40m high emblematic structure inspired by the shape and patterns of seashells The artist chooses to incorporate them as vital components in her sculpture giving the impression of a paradoxical fossilized formation that could have easily been some mysterious object in a museum’s public display For Savvaidi, the seashell is a metaphorical vessel that conveys aspects of the life cycle and symbiosis. While she simultaneously poses questions on movement and migration, she also considers the relationship between humans and the natural environment. The entire structure built with cement and marble dust and supported by a metallic pole rests in harmony within the proximate industrial surroundings.

TOTEM 2019

Marine animals and specifically –on this occasion– seashells, imperatively partake in the visual language of Evi Savvaidi. Totem (2019) is a 2.40m high emblematic structure inspired by the shape and patterns of seashells The artist chooses to incorporate them as vital components in her sculpture giving the impression of a paradoxical fossilized formation that could have easily been some mysterious object in a museum’s public display For Savvaidi, the seashell is a metaphorical vessel that conveys aspects of the life cycle and symbiosis. While she simultaneously poses questions on movement and migration, she also considers the relationship between humans and the natural environment. The entire structure built with cement and marble dust and supported by a metallic pole rests in harmony within the proximate industrial surroundings.

TOTEM 2019

Marine animals and specifically –on this occasion– seashells, imperatively partake in the visual language of Evi Savvaidi. Totem (2019) is a 2.40m high emblematic structure inspired by the shape and patterns of seashells The artist chooses to incorporate them as vital components in her sculpture giving the impression of a paradoxical fossilized formation that could have easily been some mysterious object in a museum’s public display For Savvaidi, the seashell is a metaphorical vessel that conveys aspects of the life cycle and symbiosis. While she simultaneously poses questions on movement and migration, she also considers the relationship between humans and the natural environment. The entire structure built with cement and marble dust and supported by a metallic pole rests in harmony within the proximate industrial surroundings.

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Evi Savvaidi

Greece

http://www.evisavvaidi.com

Evi Savvaidi (b.1970, Rhodes) studied sculpture at the Athens School of Fine Arts (2004-2012) under Theodoros Papagiannis and Nikos Tranos. She studied the art of mosaic with Dafni Aggelidou and the art of glass at the Pilchuck Glass School Summer Sections, Seattle Washington USA (2010). She has also participated in workshops in Seattle, Boston and Prague.She has presented her work in 10 solo shows and participated in numerous group exhibitions including: Sky is the Limit, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe Beach, Perth Australia, 2019; Home Sweet Home, Water for Life, International Art Exhibition, Niagara Falls History Museum, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, 2018; The Big Fish Eats the Little One, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, Sydney Australia, 2017; Diamonds Are Forever, Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa, Dubai, 2017; The Big Fish Eats the Little One, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe Beach, Perth Australia, 2017; Home Sweet Home, The Other Art Fair, Saatchi Art, London, 2017; From Caravaggio to

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