Yiota Vogli









Paper pulp, oxidised brass, copper, acrylic paint




Shadow is a psychological term for everything we can’t see in ourselves. This collection is an exploration of the aesthetic values and the real and symbolic nature of the shadow as an image and meaning. The antithesis of the strict framework and the organic forms depicts our social behaviour and our sentiments, namely our real self. From an early age we adjust our behaviour to gratify our needs and learn to adapt to the external world. As we grow up we condition ourselves to keep all the unaccepted parts of us out of our conscious awareness, though we drag them with us constantly in our subconscious. This repression of unwanted parts creates what psychologist Carl Jung called the personal shadow: “There is no light without shadow and no psychic wholeness without imperfection”*

* Jung, C.G. (1968). Psychology and Alchemy, Collected Works of C.G. Jung, Volume 12