Paphos Street Art III

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A few more joint ventures by local and visiting artists and…drumroll….

Paphos is now home to a work of urban street art by the famous MIllO!

Fine artist, Francesco Camillo Giorgino, aka Millo, produces massive intriguing story-murals all over the world when not engaged in group exhibitions and NGO work. The piece he has created for Paphos is titled, ‘Ready’.

Enjoy, ponder, and be edified.

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These next four pics flow from left to right around two walls at right angles…

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‘READY’, by MIllO:

copyright Neptune and the Oak 2017

 

close-ups, from left to right:

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Paphos Street Art II

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An ongoing and super cool part of living in one of the two 2017 Culture Capitals of Europe is the explosion of street art. The organisers have twice invited foreign pro painters to join the native pros and we have been presented with some brilliant, sometimes confounding, always magnetic and skillfully executed works.

And the not-so-pro…

Like wild flowers along the by-lanes, little unsanctioned works have been appearing on walls along the roads further out of town and into the villages. Most of them I like; all of them are clearly trying to convey something important from their creator. I think they deserve inclusion; everybody has to start somewhere.

ENJOY! (and there is more – see the links at the bottom of this post)

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This wall says, ‘A lot of people have spray painted on me over and over, but none of their paints remind me of the color of your eyes…Eleni’

 

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‘If I could, I would do everything for you.’  – Thomas

 

 

 

Paphos Stree Art, Post 1: click here

Others not included in Post 1 or 2: click here and here

 

We Are All Nomads

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screen shot featuring postage stamp series in honor of the World Nomad Games

 

The World Nomad Games are happening September 3 – 8th and I am thrilled about the whole concept. Rooted in ancient cultures that respected their environment as they moved from settlement to settlement, bringing goods, services and news, these Games will once again celebrate  humanity ‘above national and religious divides’. Logo designer, Mairamkul Asanaliev, has beautifully captured the spirit of this venture.

There will be ceremonies, festivities and genuine fashion, culture and food shows illustrating the function behind the form. As we 99%-ers attempt to navigate a global 21st century, these people groups offer subtle wisdom and advice on how to integrate the uniqueness of The Tribe with ever widening exposure to and awareness of Others.

In what I like to think of as an Eastern version of modern day Olympics, the Games will feature competitions in 23 kinds of ethnosport with male and female athletes from 40 countries. I was surprised to see many competitors are coming from the States, Poland and Israel – even Peru and Argentina –  to name just a few. Major archetypes featured will be the strategist, the wrestler, the archer, the javelin thrower and, of course, the horse.

Regular readers here will immediately appreciate why I am so pleased (and would love to go!) about this event and want to get the word out. This is a wonderful expression of the energy on tap for all of us in these times. It is my hope that just a visit to the Games’ amazing website will inspire individuals on their personal journey – fire up the creator and hero in all of us. And should you go, I want to hear all about it!

Be well, fellow nomads *and don’t forget to pack water 🙂 *

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p.s. and if you plan to be in Paphos, 2017 European Culture Capital, you can actually stay in a beautiful and authentic yurt located in the scenic and secluded Scarfos Bridge area. Meet your host, Pawel, here!