A sculpture for Liberty

Γλυπτό Ελευθερία (2) n

Artist: Philippos Yiapanis 

Location: Antonis Papadopoulos stadium entrance, Larnaka. Larnaka district. 

Category: Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Liberty here is depicted as a Phoenix, the mythical long-lived bird that is cyclically regenerated or reborn through the ashes of its predecessors. Symbolizing renewal and associated with the sun was subsequently adopted as a symbol in early Christian times. In this case it allegorically implies Cyprus’ regeneration and reborn from the ashes of its heroes and more specifically refers to the liberation of the occupied part of the island. Additionally phoenix is the symbol of the athletic association “Anorthosis” (Recovery) of Ammochostos/Famagusta which has commissioned the sculpture.