The prosopon is an identity that emerges through relation. The prosopon is above all and most of all, a heterocity “in voyage.” It is an “I” that has opened sail, has set off shore and is traveling to meet a “you.”
We personify whatever we love and whatever creates strong emotion and compels our respect, despite all logic and reason.
The “20 ‘Cavafika’ prosopa in grey” is a collection of 20 sculptures, 20 persons - prosopa.
Like the previous collections “Aliktypa persons” and “12 persons in grey”, the “20 ‘Cavafika’ prosopa in grey” are sculpted in leftovers of the famous Parian marble, latypes of Lychnites, and they are carved with the same tools used by the Ancient Greek sculptors.
"12 persons in gray” is a collection of 12 sculptures, 12 prosopa. They are worked in latypes of the famous Parian Stone, like the previous “Aliktypa persons”, however, the latypes, used for this collection are grey.
"Pegylides" is a collection of sculptures, fifteen "prosopa", which are moving noiselessly in the paths of Kavafi's poetry. For me it has been another voyage, an Alexandrine sail, a new stage of my dialogue with the latypes of the Parian marble.
Aristidis varrias, volunteered to materialize the Parian municipality's request of sculpturing the bust of Archilohos, the great Parian poet and father of lyric poetry, thus fulfilling his own personal ambition along with the desire of generations of Parians.