Vassiliki Theodorakidi-Mamona, awarded artist with international activity and director of Thyreos Vassiliki Art and Jewellery House, specializes in exquisite totally hand-crafted art jewellery creations of innova¬tive design. She draws her inspiration by the legacy of the past and brings it to the present, following an artistic quest.
Vassiliki’s vision aims for a composition of artforms. In her exhibitions, she does not simply showcase her work, she creates performative events, including sculptures, holographic projections, music, acting etc. This way, she manages to compile stories and emotions, through a result where the sum is greater than its individual parts. This is based on the philosophy of “Gesamtkunstwerk” (unified work of art) through which the visual and formative arts, speech and legend form an inseparable entity.
Vassiliki’s aims for a sharing of narratives using a plethora of different means. By diving into the past, Vassiliki rediscovers Ancient Civilizations and their interactions, and with a particular interest in Greek Culture she manages to make long-lost stories, ideas, symbols and figures to be reborn in the form of jewellery.
Thyreos is the emblem of Vassiliki, which derives from the original coat of arms of her family. The origins of the Byzantine family of Vassiliki, one of the noble families of Greece reach back to the 13th century AD (1248AD). The Mamona family was keeping strong relations with the East during the Byzantine period, by holding the monopoly of gold and silk of that era.