The Thing, oil paint on wood, 210 x 105 cm, 2022

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"For each of the precious pieces of the body, I investigated. I knew the cemeteries well. When combined with the hospital records, a small change in them had become obvious to me to find the exact smell of the fresh unsealed earth and the new gravestones that I was looking for. I summoned two heads, one from a Greek, one from a Turk, an arm from an Armenian, a torso with an arm till the wrist from a Maronite, the following hand from a Latin, one leg from an African descended person, and the other from a Gypsy till the foot and the foot from a copper mine worker Pakistani immigrant. Finally, I needed two hearts and an extra lung because the Maronite-torso's heart failed as the reason for his death, and I thought a body with two heads would need more powerful blood circulation. I found a Jewish refugee from the detention camps and an Arab merchant both of who died from Cholera, at the hospital."


The Kite, oil paint on wood, 105 x 105 cm, 2022

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"He replied, 'Electricity'; describing at the same time the various effects of that power. He constructed a small electrical machine, and exhibited a few experiments; he made also a kite, with a wire and string, which drew down that fluid from the clouds..."


The Keys, oil paint on wood, 105 x 105 cm, 2022

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"Hey, you! There is another annunciation to those who had believed: the victory is coming with the aid of God. Oh, the opener of the gates, open ones that lead to the good."


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The Keys, oil paint on wood, 105 x 105 cm, 2022



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The Kite, oil paint on wood, 105 x 105 cm, 2022

Samples of official correspondence exchanged between the Municipal Council, the Cyprus Government and the Nicosia Electrical Co. Ltd., owned by Pierides & Michaelides Ltd (The National Archives of United Kingdom, Ref. No.: FCO 141-3019). All rights reserved. These letters dating from 1947 - before and after the explosion at the Old Powerhouse of Nicosia - are the beginning of years-long debates, in which James Owen Hall, the uncle of Stanley Hall, will be also involved in later years.

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