at the star filled night sky we see various shapes, some of which
resemble animals, others deities and others geometrical or abstract
The first to
observe these forms were the ancient Babylonians and later on the
Greeks. Both great races, with minds full of curiosity and imagination,
thus leading to the creation of various fables, related to these
constellations. The fables reflect humans’ efforts to approach this
distant and untouchable world though the use of their imagination. They
believed that Gods lived there, along with the Titans and other
supernatural beings which would sometimes fight among themselves. This
interpretation gave them a sense of meaning and enhanced their interest
in the star filled sky. To them, the universe resembled an imaginary
television through which they viewed a plethora of intriguing films.
thanks to modern scientific advancements, such as satellites, we have
revealed certain nebulae which are found in most constellations and
constitute the hatchery of the stars. We now also have the ability to
know the size, the splendor, the temperature and the constitution of
these stars which ultimately compose the constellations.
can even know, precisely, how many millions or billions light years a
star abstains from the earth, igniting within us a sense of awe towards
the grandeur of the astronomical distances existent in the universe.
However, nothing has been revealed to date, with regards to
civilization and life that exists on these stars.
Painting is a mean by which one’s imagination can be developed to see things that logic cannot see.
pebbles which I found in the birthplace of Aphrodite, goddess of love
and beauty, I discovered they depicted landscapes which formed a
microcosm (of their own). They reminded me of distant dream worlds from
galaxies. They vary infinitely and are as infinite, unique, and as
beautiful as stars.
The idea then came to me to paint the constellations and to assimilate the pebbles with planets and with stars.
this way, one could be fooled to think that one can learn or approach
even further these constellations and become acquainted with their
distant and mysterious world. To transport oneself through the eyes of
imagination in fantastic worlds and feel the greatness, the beauty, and
the complexity of the creation of the universe.
To bring oneself closer with the entireness and feel united with the creation and the universe.
constellation paintings below were made according to astronomical maps
and the size of the pebbles has been carefully chosen in accordance
with the magnitude and brightness of the stars they represent.
If you would like to order any other constellation, from the 88 constellations, or a nebula,
I can make it for you.