Growing Care / installations in situ.
In the long-term project 'Growing Care' Maria Ikonomopoulou has been recording, since 2005, private green areas within the public space - mainly in Rotterdam and Athens, the two cities where she lives and works. Photographs of flower pots on the pavements of Rotterdam, lengths of string and elastic protecting - with affecting tenderness and simplicity - little islands of green on the pavements of Athens: these are the raw materials of her installations in situ. The prints are then transformed into paper flowers (City Flowers) through a time- consuming process of design and cutting by hand, finally taking on new and varied shapes in ephemeral installations.
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