Athanatos-for ever, wall painting, 2015.
One of the works that has resulted from their home and its flora is Athanatos-for ever, a veritable wall painting. It represents an “agave americana,” which in Greece is called “Athanatos,” or “without end,” an allusion to its longevity. Often, there are hearts on its leaves, along with names of young couples who hope that the plant’s longevity will be transmitted to their love. Redrawn, recomposed, removed from its natural context and installed on a city wall or exhibited on the wall of a gallery or of the Salon de Montrouge, it becomes a monument to utopias.
Text by Michel Poitevin for 60eme salon de Montrouge, 2015.