Sunflowerscape

Photographic Installation

Armenian neighborhood, Southeast Suburbs of Athens, Piraeus

Athens, Greece, 2005

Sunflowerscape – Heliotropia is an artwork, commissioned by the Public School Building Authority. It is a photographic installation created for a primary school, located in a pour Armenian neighborhood, in the southeast suburbs of Athens.

I was interested in creating a work, which would energize the children’s imagination and encourage them to interact with the work so as to introduce them to art in a playful manner. The sunflower-scape is repeated and then cut and divided into 30X30 cm pieces. The children have the opportunity to reconstruct the image by viewing it from a distance through the aluminum viewfinders attached to the ceiling.

Danae Stratou