Sophia Vari
Zervodexos, 2022
Amaranth wood and yellow gold ring
3.5 x 10cm
edition of 6 plus 1 AP
signed and numbered

A joyful and comic dance, performed at festivals in the spring, Zervodexos got its name from the way the dancers move to the left (zerva) and the right (dexia). The changes in direction occur when the lyra-player produces a specific high note

The new body of works are once again breath taking in strength and creativity. Abstraction is refined to the hummed mantra of “Beauty and Harmony” where bold geometric forms are accentuated by colour coming from unconventional mediums. They are sculptures that become wearable with the force of a poetic statement. New materials such as amaranth wood and resin appeared in front of her by surprise. Vari was looking for something distinctive and by chance, when looking at the different colours of wood, she discovered the beautiful exotic amaranth wood. What is special about this wood, is that it is green in colour and then in contact with the sun, it transforms and stabilises into pink/purple.This new colour naturally redefines certain forms that the artist perceives differently with the other woods previously used.


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