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The Natural World, Human Nature and Greek Mythology

I am a dreamer and I dream of cities where city dwellers mingle in harmony with the natural world. I see skyscrapers intertwined with vines and rooftop gardens. In my world of fantasy, I see the Parthenon where Greek Gods and Goddesses call upon the natural world to bring peace & harmony to our world. The series Beyond Mythology, the Myths of Nature pays tribute to the natural world through the Gods & Goddesses of Greek Mythology, which contributed to an understanding of the laws of the universe, humanity, and our world. Three of these goddesses are identified as the independent feminine archetypes – Athena (goddess of wisdom), Artemis (goddess of the hunt) and Hestia (goddess of the hearth).


Athena portrays a curious woman who seeks information and wants to know how things work. She values rational thinking and the superiority of will and intellect over instinct. While Artemis has the innate ability to concentrate on whatever matters to her. Artemis can be associated with the women’s movement in today’s world. On the other hand, Hestia is more like the Oracle, being introverted, spiritual and intuitive.


There are traits attributed to Hestia that I can identify with, especially as the youngest of three sisters, I oftentimes felt that I was underappreciated and that my feelings were not taken into consideration. A strong characteristic of Hestia is a lack of assertiveness which was a strong behaviour trait in my younger years. Fortunately, as a Hestia woman getting older and wiser and through my passion for life and my art, I was able to overcome this pattern.

Hestia, Sister of Zeus, Virgin Goddess of Home & Hearth


Join me in my world of fantasy where Greek Mythology and the Natural World intertwine, a fusion of images created to bring harmony and celebrate the beauty of our natural world through mythology. The series Beyond Mythology, the Myths of Nature will be showcased in the most suitable venue where Art meets Nature at Villa Carlotta in Lake Como, whose cultural heritage is unique for its fusion of history, art and nature - to Love Art is to Love Nature.


The exhibition is organized by Tablinum Cultural Management in Bellagio, whose innovative strategies are designed to combine traditional artistic knowledge with the complexity of the changes taking place in today’s cultural world, together with the support of the Canadian Council for the Arts, Canada’s public art funder, which contributes to the vibrancy of creative and diverse arts and literary scene - Bringing Arts to Life - through grants to Canadian artists & arts organizations.
















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