“Life Twists” is a story about self-determination and commitment into one’s dream. Pulcheria is a young woman, raised in Thessaloniki, who studied arts and music before becoming a professional live-stock breeder. She was my classmate in the Fine Arts School in Ioannina, northern Greece and I have always admired her free and creative spirit.Back then we spent hours listening to music, watching movies, speaking about art and relationships, travelling, dreaming, exchanging letters, cooking, growing up. Aftergraduation we lostcontact for 5 five years as each of ustried to find our ways. Back in 2010 I left her doingmixed media art. When we met again in late 2015, togetherwith her partner she was aprofessional livestockbreeder, – to my eyes doing art with her life.Since then I have beenvisiting her frequently trying tocapture fragments of the beauty of her commitment to herdecision to follow her dream and build a way of life indirect relation with nature, a type oflife reconciledwith the circle of life and death.Today Poulcheria is a mother and hasmigrated to Germany.
*The scanned artworks that appear in the series were made by Poulcheria.
All images © Penelope Thomaidi