Graffiti wreath

If you have been to Athens, than you have probably seen the laurel wreaths in several souvenir shops. In history, the Greeks used a laurel wreath as a gift of victory, for instance in athletics or poetry. I combined this historical symbol with a contemporary view on Athens, which is graffiti. Graffiti is everywhere in the city and it’s used to express the feeling & thoughts of the citizens in Athens. I collected the graffiti from the crumbling walls in Athens and made them into the leaves of a laurel. The wreath of graffiti symbolises the power of the population.

© Maud van der Linden 2023