An artist couple who teach the subject, have created, along with help from students and art lovers, a huge portrait of Aphrodite made with stones, on the beach in front of the Anassa hotel on the Akamas peninsula.
“Land art is art in nature from nature,” Katerina Foukara, who along with her sculptor husband Arsentiy Lysenkov have a studio in Kissonerga, Paphos told the Sunday Mail.
“Stone is a symbol of memories. We all pick up stones from beaches in order to remember the place and time,” said Foukara. “We wanted to create something different and chose an interpretation of Aphrodite from the fourth century when she was known as Anassa and was worshiped as goddess of nature”
Foukara said she wanted to show a natural conciseness through the piece and saying it was “beautiful that so many volunteers and art lovers, visitors and hotel guests helped create the art,” with the location chosen for its natural beauty.
“The temporary nature of the piece reminds us that nothing lasts for ever,” she said, and described the colours used as very Cypriot and similar to those on thousands-of-years-old frescoes.
“It will be interesting to see how the work changes face as nature and the elements eat it away,” she added.