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Blackboard entry by Eleni Sakelaris

A Creative Pool project by Eleni Sakelaris (Greece)

I am Eleni, I work in Athens, Greece, a place where I spend countless hours contemplating while drawing and carving linoleum. I used to be, and still am sometimes, a graphic designer. Mostly these days I carve. Linoleum came into my life a couple of years ago when I decided that I could no longer spend as much time inside the hyper reality of my computer screen. I wanted to use my hands and become more in touch with a slower side of myself. I wanted something that felt. With the changes going on all around me, I wanted to keep moving, but not at the oppressive speeds of modernity. At a speed just of my own. Carving created a safe space of contemplation and self expression for that and so I just went with it. And here I am, presenting to you my time well spent.