Ceremonial gathering

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Artist: Aggelos Makridis

Location: International Larnaka Airport departure area. Larnaka district.

Material: Bronze

Category: Modern sculpture

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Makrides’ work was made in 2009. Twelve bronze torsi, eleven male and one female, form a circle, in the middle of which is placed a pot. The circle is the usual arrangement of the participants during a ceremonial gathering. In this case the gathering takes place around a ceremonial pot, symbolically referring to the hearth and the sacred fire. The hearth symbolizes origins, and is associated with the eternal flame, which in turn implies commemoration.

Selected sources:
~ Toumazis, Yiannis. 2009. Sense of Place. Nicosia.