In the Neolithic period the Cycladic civilization flourished in a group of islands in the Aegean Sea. Archeological excavations unearthed exquisite marble statuary—elegant, symmetrical, austere, and evocative. The figures are largely of two types: abstractions of a generic human figure and so-called violin figures—representations of the female form. Buried until the early 1800s and attended to only by academics, the pieces, crafted between 3800 and 2300 BCE, gained new interest as modern artists particularly Modigliani and Giacometti, drew on the elements of this art in their own work.
Like artists before me, I have found the work of the unknown masters of the Cyclades. These pieces refer to their artistry and sensibility, reinterpreting it in the medium of enamel. What for millennia was lost, found by diggers, and then by sculptors has once again been found and made tangible in a medium finding its way in the space between art and craft.