Geroskipou, Cyprus


I painted this water tower in Geroskipou, Cyprus.

Surrounded by the water as the island that hosts it, there’s a female figure that looks ahead, while all the lives passes through her hands.

A gentle tribute to the figure of the goddess Aphrodite (as here  according to the greek mythology, it’s where her sacred gardens were located) with the will to underline the role and the importance of water, the real main character, not only in the mural, but in all Cyprus, located in a such unique position in the Mediterranean sea, but that still fights the most dramatics water shortages of Europe.

A special thanks goes to the city of Geroskipou and its late major, prematurely passed away, for the invitation to paint such a challenging space and to the great work done to make it possible, as a curator, to Yannis Sakellis.