CULTURE

A journalist’s artistic side

Active as a journalist and translator over the past 33 years, Lida Moschona has just unveiled another dimension with the launch of her first exhibition of tapestry works at the Athens Municipality’s Cultural Center in the city center. The show, featuring approximately 40 works, is titled «Language of Threads.» Moschona was drawn to the field of tapestry in more recent years and has since explored a world that was previously unknown to her. Her creations indicate that the journalist-translator has made significant inroads into her more recently discovered discipline, an art form that dates back to antiquity. «The weaver’s hands caress the highly strung threads… Thought is emancipated to create colorful images of natural and mythical sites. At times, the fingers exceed the linen’s cleaner purpose. They exceed the order of upright and horizontal intercrossing to leave behind something different – another type of order that lies beyond intention,» notes the artist’s instructor Sophia Tsourinaki, in the exhibition’s accompanying publication. «The thread of truth is manifested like activity from within. Forms express infinity.» Athens Municipality’s Cultural Center, 50 Academias. To January 20.