Nature. It should be our religion, it should be our
morning prayer and the last thought when we close the gate of our garden. Whatever
we do in our life, nature should be in the foreground of our thoughts and the
decisions we make.
To make us aware of the serious situation the very
basis of our life is in, some artists are standing up to raise their voice and
one of them is Roya Alagband. She is a Graphic Communication
designer, photographer and artivist going for her PhD in Communication and
media. She is a faculty member in the Graphic Design Department of Cyprus
Asked about the title and
its philosophy she described her work to me with the following words:
“Eco-art” is a fresh movement led by artists who
seek to show how the very nature of our lives has changed, with the idea to re-establish
our bond with the earth as the provider of life.
The idea behind this exhibition was developed by me years
ago, and while collecting and studying natural textures of different materials,
I decided to use them to create art works combined with my thoughts to
challenge accepted thinking. I want to raise
my critical voice against the ignorance of nature. Showing the natural
materials as pieces of art is my way of engaging “Eco-art” in my exhibition. Nature
is the very source of our life.
The exhibition will open on 21 April at 19:00 hrs.
and closes on 30 April, 2014. Viewing times are according to official
governmental office hours.