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"When I agreed to place a sculpture at Nicosia Airport, I told them not to ask for plans. There should be no provision for intervention and opinions. Because I knew that the views of an official of the Ministry of Finance would not be in line with my work. I brought the work in pieces and assembled it in Varosi. In 1974 it was damaged by the bombing, and the final choice was made to go to Larnaca airport. This was also a time of acquaintances and situations. Years later, officials suggested that the art piece could transfer to Larnaka Airport. This happened in 2014. I saw the work again when I was 80. And the new Valentine came to mind when he was climbing the stairs, because the work was on the floor and we set it up slowly, hovering over the stairs and working… It was a nice feeling. Growing up, you forget what you were, what pains you had in your bones, in your hands to set it up, and you see it with new eyes".

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