Project |mapping the old city| (Nicosia) 2014 – today
This is an ongoing project which began in 2014. The concept centres around an alternative “mapping” of the old town of Nicosia within the walls. City walls are an important visual for the observer. Our eyes are accustomed – and yet have forgotten – to appreciate what is aesthetically pleasing and beautiful to look at. As an artist living within this specific environment, my intent is to reawaken the eyes of visitors and citizen alike. I have walked down these streets every day for the past 15 years, observing the passers-by, and more specifically, the tourists, who often stand at the side of the road looking lost, with their open maps, trying to figure out where they are and which way to go. I intend to continue to promote and enhance artistic creativity on the facades of the walls in the old town, contributing to the improvement of the quality of life of its citizens.