Lydia Nikolaou was born in Athens in 1965, studied graphic arts and interior design, has attended a multitude of seminars on contemporary art and culture and has given quite a few herself. She has been working with children at workshops since 2000. In collaboration with municipalities, she has organised museum education studies pertaining to the child and art, continuing to study ancient art extensively, both theoretically and experimentally.
Since 2009 she has lived in Hermoupolis of Syros island, designing and creating artefacts inspired by prehistoric art and the Cycladic civilization, while being supplied by nature with the material of her works, artistic jewellery, micro sculptures, ceramics and paintings. Her research on ancient material and colors from rocks, done for her artistic creation and a pioneering educational project that links Syros's geological heritage to prehistoric art, led her, in July 2016, to an astonishing discovery. This discovery involves the transformation of a rock into metallic, flameproof golden colours, a great material called "Hermes stone," which the ancients knew about, while it remained unknown to science and to traditional and modern art. The rocks and the earth used in the production of her works are collected single-handedly with care, without breaking or detaching pieces of rock so as not to disturb the fragile landscape. The use of always excellent materials in her works, together with her care for each one, ensures their uniqueness and durability in time. The rare rocks and sculptures of nature and fire that are photographed and exhibited together with her works are part of a small collection made for research and artistic use and are not sold together with the works.
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