CM: Lafcadio Hearn was for Lea Roussopoulou at the same time as much Japanese as Greek. Deeply rooted in the West he acclimatized in the Far East. Inspired by Lafcadio Roussopoulou created a work which she entitled Synthesis - a Greek word usually meaning the process that combines together two or more pre-existing elements resulting in the formation of something new. On a square frame she supported black rectangular and triangular pieces of glass. On the square's sides she placed a circle on which she supported white circular and semicircular pieces of glass. In this composition Roussopoulou presents opposite pairs, whose elements go well with one another - such as white / black; square / circle; straight line / curve. Thus she refers to the merging of Greece and Japan - which are diametrically complimetary cultures - through the life and work of Lafcadio Hearn.
[Megakles Rogakos 02/2009]
ROGAKOS, MEGAKLES The Open Mind of Lafcadio Hearn 2009 The American College of Greece - ACG Art, Athens