This series is born of the reading “The greek summer” by Jacques Lacarriere. This book had already led me to several trips to Greece a few years ago without retaining strong images. The sun, the sea, the contemplation were enough to fill our days. We went from an island to another with Sylvie, random encounters and in accordance with our desires.
In summer 2005, I read again this book and a collection of fragments of poems written in the Cyclades 600 years before our era. In September, we went back to Athens and took the first boat from Piraeus, which took us on the first of the three islands of our stay, Serifos (the others being Sifnos and Milos). I had taken a brush and paint (biodegradable) to enroll ancient fragments of poetry in the landscape, to visually link the ancient Greece and modern Greece and to restore the Cyclades what they had inspired.
All images ©Patrick Taberna