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Sofia Athineou

Artist Statement

Sofia Athineou, a full-time artist of Greek heritage, primarily works with glass, a medium renowned for its sensual and optical qualities. Her sculptures reflect the natural beauty of the Waitakere Ranges, where her studio is located, and embody the organic forms of elemental forces like wind, fire, and water. These elements' constant movement and natural patterns are vividly captured in her works. Sofia is captivated by glass's appearance and texture, especially its ability to reflect and distort light and perception.
She has participated in numerous exhibitions and loves creating large outdoor sculptures. Sofia has won eight awards, and her first public artwork is set to open in 2025. Her commissioned pieces are part of many collections.

Phone

021 213 2220

Sofia Athineou

Sofia

Price

POA

Height

1700 (mm)

Width

800 (mm)

Depth

800 (mm)

Medium

Cast Gaffer Glass on an aluminium and steel base.

Artwork Artist Statement

Wisdom, known as "Sofia" in Greek, is the insight that distinct elements can complement each other. It’s about recognizing how different materials or concepts can integrate seamlessly, showcasing a deep understanding of their inherent connections.

Sofia

YDOR

Price

POA

Height

380 (mm)

Width

300 (mm)

Depth

80 (mm)

Medium

Cast Gaffer Glass.

Artwork Artist Statement

"Ydor" translates to "water" in Greek. It symbolizes fluidity, adaptability, and the essence of life. Water, or "ydor," is essential for all living things, representing purity, nourishment, and the continuous flow of nature's cycles.

Ydor

Wellington City Man Hole

Price

POA

Height

200 (mm)

Width

165 (mm)

Depth

165 (mm)

Artwork Artist Statement

Reveal Company from Wellington, got commissioned by Wellington City council to 3D scan the old manholes of the city. This is a 3D print of one of them cast in crystal glass by me.

Wellington City Man Hole

WILD

Price

POA

Height

170 (mm)

Width

240 (mm)

Depth

600 (mm)

Medium

Cast Gaffer Glass.

Artwork Artist Statement

This early tree shape of mine represents the Wild West Coast of New Zealand.

Wild