Maria Loizidou is a visual artist, educated in Lyon, France and settled in Nicosia, Cyprus.
Read the artist’s interview in Welcome Magazine.
Since 2008, Hermes airports introduced the concept "Sense of Place." The principal objective was for both Larnaka kai Pafos airports to express
and promote the rich cultural identity of Cyprus through a modern interpretation that would be reflected with artwork created by local artists.
Each season has a main feature therefore whenever anyone looks at it, they will say farewell to Cyprus with a vision of something supremely Cypriot.
Since October 2020, the artwork “Volant Migrants” by Maria Loizidou, is the handmade grid under which visitors travelling through Larnaka
International Airport get the chance to pass under on their way to their journey.
Departing, migrating, travelling, and flying: meanings are interpreted by the flocks of migratory birds weaved through a receptive process
in the artwork, which interact with the viewer's emotions.
Four surfaces, four seasons, four points on the horizon
, mark the airport area and transform it into an emblematic point of refence when departing
towards an eternal voyage both for birds and people who have as a common journey their passage through Cyprus.
The research conducted by the artist highlights the variety of migratory birds found on the island, which also surround the natura
habitat nearby the airport premises.