| “A house you can rebuild; a bridge you can restring; a washed-out road you can fill in. But there is nothing you can do about a tree but mourn” (( Louise Dickinson Rich, We Took to the Woods, 1942 )).
If Eva Soldatos had read Louise Dickinson Rich’s quote, she would have agreed with her. Partially though.
Because Eva doesn’t just mourn for all the trees we have lost. Spreading her feelings onto earth is not enough for her. She does more than that. She talks about it. She paints. She lets drips of paint fall on the canvas and they replace her tears and sorrow.
After all, she has many ways of expressing herself. And each one is unique and special and at the same time a piece of the same puzzle. A world created by the artist herself.
Important parts of this universe are -also- the roots. The roots are trees’ feet and our feet; an extension of our body. Just like the ground is an extension of our heart, the leaves an extension of our fingers, and the sea an extension of our eyes. And whatever is lost from the earth, we lose a part of ourselves too. Or else, to use Eva Soldatos’s words:
OUR PLANET IS BLEEDING
“Our planet is bleeding, and its heart suffers from continuous palpitations. Every summer, the Earth’s surface is being burned by wildfires. Nevertheless, although it realizes that it is being lost, … it trusts humble people…convinced that they will recycle every little crumb of its soul!” |
photos by: Eleftheria Katsianou
*** Lighting objects: -skarpelo by Irini Daskalopoulou-
Tatoiou 134, 14671, Nea Erithrea
June 12 - July 5, 2021
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Eva Soldatos was born and brought up in Athens.
For a period of about ten years, she lived in England, where she studied English Literature and Economics.
Her activity in literature and the arts consists of a 5-year study in the National Conservatory of Athens and the publication of three poetry books. She has also published two novels and has taken part in numerous collective publications.
Eva Soldatos has been painting for many years.
Until now she has presented her work in about twenty outstanding personal and group exhibitions in Greece and abroad, including the "Hellenic colours abroad-II” (30th June to 9th July 2010) organised by the "Athens Festival of Visual Arts”, the international "Mail Art” of the "John F. Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts Foundation” (6th to 12th June 2010) in Washington.