Why did you choose marble?
It gave me the opportunity to express myself the way I needed to. It is a hard material, but it gave me a flexibility of movement. From solid it becomes airy, it is difficult to materialize my ideas but when I find the right way, it results in something light and flexible.
Is your craft closely linked to your homeland?
My craft is fully linked to Greece. It is magical to think that I use the same beige marble from Peloponnese with which the theatre of Epidaurus was built and the Pentelic marble with which the Parthenon was built. When I make this link, I feel strong emotions that push me to create.
© Eva Papadopoulou
How do you relate to tradition and innovation?
Mosaic is a form of expression that comes from ancient times; in the mind of the viewer there is a deep connection to the past, the ancient world and tradition. I am here to evolve it with my technique, to keep the basics and reinterpret them.
What is a key moment in your journey?
Early in my career, I had just discovered my technique and I was about to deliver some works for sale when my father and a sculptor friend stopped me and said "in these works we can feel a strong identity". This sentence caught my attention, and in a way, it defined my path.