“While sailing in these latitudes on one very dark night, the sea presented a wonderful and most beautiful spectacle. There was a fresh breeze, and every part of the surface, which during the day is seen as foam, now glowed with a pale light. The vessel drove before her bows two billows of liquid phosphorus, and in her wake, she was followed by a milky train. As far as the eye reached, the crest of every wave was bright, and the sky above the horizon, from the reflected glare of these livid flames, was not so utterly obscure, as over the rest of the heavens.”
Charles Darwin

BY  Manolis Anastasakos (GR)

Μanolis Anastasakos is a Greek artist. He was born in Athens in 1977. He completed his studies in applied arts, fine arts, art therapy, and directing through various state scholarships and participation in European programs. Through his participation in numerous workshops, both in Greece and abroad, he gained an insight into the techniques of glassmaking and woodcarving. He also studied photography, scenography, and iconography. He works across a wide range of disciplines such as painting, sculpture, illustration, engraving, directing, scenography, art curation. He is an art director at the Center "biomimicry Greece, research and innovation" and in 2016 began his collaboration in the innovative program of NASA "space apps challenge country Greece". He represented Greece in many solo and group exhibitions in Europe, Asia, and the United States, where he received international acclaim and awards. His work is included in contemporary art museum’s collections in Greece and abroad, as well as in important private collections.