… so I’ve been told repeatedly and over the years I’ve come to realize that it actually is. Well… to a certain degree, that is. You can’t always be in control of who and what surrounds you and, consequently, affect you. No matter how much of a cliché it may sound, or no matter how we might not feel like it most of the time, transforming and owning our path is in our two little hands.
Funny that this comes at a time when I am also in the mending process of my path. Not in the sense of un-breaking it, as such, but more in the sense of reconfiguring it. So this could not have come at a better moment this year.
On October 22nd, Absolut hosted an unveiling event for the aforementioned (in this blog) limited edition Andy Warhol bottle. The event was, as probably Warhol himself would choose to have it: shamelessly colorful, and elaborately laid out in the many available areas of 1010hall, in Nicosia.
As an Absolut ambassador, I was called to create a work of art for the event in conjunction with the unveiling. The departing point of my piece was self-transformation. I put my tessellation and kaleidoscope fascination in use and formed the main visual digitally. It was then separated and printed in layers to be eventually put together as a three-dimensional light installation. The night of the event I stepped in to enhance parts of the piece with fluorescent photoreactive colors, and live silk-screen printed certain parts with the valuable help and input by Simone Philippou of IN TOTO. After everything was done, the installation (and the limited edition bottle on it) were lit with, what became sort of the signature lighting of the night, black lights to totally transform the piece.
Everyone went home with a bit of Andy that night, as all the guests got an Andy Warhol Edition bottle.
I am currently assembling a project scrap book and a showcase of the final piece, so stick around.