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Vassiliki Kaspiris
τά πάντα ῥεῖ (everything flows)

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Everything Flows
40 x 35cm

A land piece curved from the breeze and the water of the sea, carrying the time gone by while travelling.Golden sails of sun about to setoff, for new horisons. Wood and 22 carat gold plated sculpted sails.

Ι was born in Patras in the 6O's. I spent my childhood sketching and drawing.
Suspicious towards schooling, while at the same time. I got carried away by real life teachers, like craftsmen. In practice the school I choose to remember, after completing high school, was a factory of carnival constructions. That was the time when my everlasting love for masks was born. 
A while later, I started studing Byzantine Icon painting and techniques. This study gave me the knowledge of many forgotten techniques, mainly polishing gilded surfaces .  After a while I started working as an assistant to painters and scenographers and I created a working place on my own. In the meantime, I had been involved in visual arts  and in  the application of old techniques for the maintenance of objects and furniture.
I use applied arts, such as the gold polishing technique, the stucco technique, the paper masse technique. I work as a sculptor using natural materials such as plaster, paper, wood, gauze, soft wire, aluminum.
I have been working for years with the Benaki Museum.
I make masks, theatrical structures for performances, decorative and usable items.. I occasionally display  my artworks. I have a permanent exhibition of my artworks in my workshop.
I have never stopped searching for old techniques, often forgotten.

I experience art as the ancient language, that connects us to the cosmic history.

This is how I understand why art heals.

I love the techniques of the old craftsmen,because they provide me with the sense of continuity.

I only use natural materials, since as a medium, I am a natural material myself.