Polixeni Papapetrou: Eden - Art Collector

Polixeni Papapetrou, Blinded from Eden, 2016. Courtesy of the artist and STILLS Gallery, Sydney.

Eden invites us to celebrate the beauty of nature and honour its transience. We, like flowers, are subject to seasons of growth, blossoming, and wilting. The young women in the photographs, in the Springtime of their lives, are surrounded by flowers; on backdrops, on dresses; held or worn, they adorn and overrun them. The lush colours and patterns are interrupted only by the faces and arms of the sitters, their expressions solemn and thoughtful, in contrast to the extravagance of the blooms.

Eden uses the language of flowers to explore life itself, reflecting on the young womens’ metamorphosis from child to adolescent and adolescent to adult, and a oneness with the world, fertility and the cycles of life. They are enclosed in a floral embrace that symbolises their unity and acceptance of this miraculous thing we call life.


Exhibition opens: 3-5pm Saturday 3 September 2016
Exhibition closes: 1 October 2015
Location: Stills Gallery, 36 Gosbell St Paddington NSW 2021
Contact: 02 9331 7775
Email: info@stillsgallery.com.au

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