Sofia Athineou

What inspires your art practice?
My inspiration comes from nature, from my travels, my relationships with other humans or animals. Also, my political and social views around different subjects like violence, refugees, racism, chemicals and many more.

What materials do you work in?
I predominantly work in cast glass but I also like using wood, metal, paint, harakeke and many more materials.

Briefly describe your artwork for NZ Sculpture OnShore 2018.
“Zoe” means Life in Greek. My work represents glorious Life with our individually coloured ever-changing journeys. We all share our planet Earth with a range of living organisms, from other humans to animals and plants. We need to respect, love, nurture and take care of our planet. We need more empathy, respect, tolerance, understanding and compassion in order to live a better life full of love, peace and oneness for all of us.

Where are the public most likely to see your artworks outside of NZ Sculpture OnShore?
West Coast Gallery. Corban Estate Arts Center Gallery.

Where did you study?
Facebook: SofiaAthineouGlass
Instagram: @athineousofia

Sculptures by Sofia Athineou

2018 Exhibition

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