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June 25, 2016 By Andy Ross

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Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva

Macedonian-born and Brighton-based, Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva is an artist who uses materials with no perceived value to create sublime works of art. 

Our dear friend, Ann Sutton, sent me on a trawl of the internet to look at Elpida's ideas and art. And what a journey of discovery it has been as I uncovered work that is thoughtful, considered and mesmerising in equal measure.

My favourite of her pieces must be Fragility, (you can see pictures here) a site-specific creation inside a church. It is very beautiful and moving, the idea behind it being the end of life and the light that people apparently move towards at this stage of existence. The unusual material is actually pigs' caul fat, the delicate tracery of the fabric showing the veins and marbling in the caul which was preserved chemically, almost like embalming the organ. Take a look at the video to hear Elpida speak about Fragility.