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'Shadows' Drawings


"Since 1999, shadows that were once incidental to her pictures have emerged as the dominant theme.  She likes "the transience of them, the idea that they don't exist."  In Greece, her often-visited home country with its strong sunlight, shadows are, of course, very distinct, although those cast by the more subtle English light also intrigue her.  In both cases, the shadows, although well defined, retain their transparency causing interplay with the surface underneath.  Notably absent are the human forms whose shadows are depicted.  Monika recalls how in Plato's Republic, Socrates, demonstrating to a young follower the nature of reality, alludes to cave dwellers to whom shadows cast on a wall are reality, although they are unaware of the objects creating them."

David Buckman, Author, The Dictionary of Artists in Britain since 1945

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