• Oikonomou Maria , 2014
  • Charcoal on paper , 99Χ151cm

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The source of life, the tree, the species of birds are all being lost, and man loses the meaning of life. He is  withdrawn from nature and himself.

The mountain is named Jena and its peaks are called doors. The doors are openings that lead to different ways of viewing things. The gorge of Notia is located above the village Notias. “Enotia” means earrings, the gorge-jewelry.

Almopia was named after the son of God Poseidon, the giant Almops. We don' t know much about Almopes giants. It seems that during the tragic moments that the State of God Zeus was threatened, the Giants fell from the peaks of Olympus mountain and found shelter in the region of Almopia. The giants leader was Almops. He was a god-like giant, symbol of strength and heroism.

The word “Almops” is a complex ancient Greek word, consisting of the words “alma” (= height) and “ops” (-appearence, face), because the giant' Almops' had a big face and imposing appearance.

The word's etymology is supported by the etymology of other similar Greek words such as “Cyclops” (= cycle/circle + ops, I.e. circle-face) “myops” (myo = close eyes + ops=face), hydrops, presbyope etc.

Plinios says that after an earthquake, bones of a man were discovered, that exceeded 15 meters.

 Almopia was named after the son of Poseidon, the giant Almops.

A big core-tree (symbol of life, etc.), through the branches of which emerge images, drawings of birds, flowers, nature, myth, reference to the legend of the giant of Almopia.


Maria Economou is a painter, a graduate of the School of Fine Arts (ASFA) of Athens and holds a Master's Degree of the University of Athens in Interdisciplinary Section, New Technologies of Communication and Education for Information.

Read more about Maria Oikonomou here

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