There are clay pots like this one all around this part of southern Messinia. One of the last potteries in Harakopio was in operation just behind my studio until the 1970’s. Evidence of the lost kiln abound – broken shards of pots are strewn around the olive grove and when we re-built the boundary wall, it turned out to be little more than a big mound of broken pottery and mud!
The particular pot in this painting sits quietly in the corner of a long-abandoned village courtyard, where it presumably receives enough rainfall to keep the plant alive… Layers of Greek text and scraps of handwriting are barely visible here and there beneath several layers of brightly coloured fluid acrylics.
Forgotten Corner is a mixed-media painting which was created on cotton canvas and is on 38ml wooden stretcher bars.