01 Sep Maria Karametou (Faculty) featured in July issue of German magazine SMCK
The Fabric of Migration, Mobility, and Displacement
Maria Karametou (Faculty)
Maria Karametou, Associate Professor and Director of Drawing Program at the Mason School of Art, US Artist, Academic, and Writer has been featured in the July edition of SMCK.
SMCK is a German magazine paving the way for art lovers to understand the history and potential of jewelry as an art medium. It strives to bridge art and craft disciplines, discuss contemporary social practices, and make artists aware of market basics. The magazine also serves as a podium for indies and outsiders – gallerists, curators, and artists to address interdisciplinary art directions, sharing stories of failure and success, and showing readers different cultural perspectives on how to appreciate and use art.
In Karametou’s article, “The Fabric of Migration, Mobility, and Displacement,” she reflects on family history and cultural roots.
In the article, Karametou shares a vivid memory about her grandmother Makrina Michaelidou, an Asia Minor refugee, who was the only survivor of her immediate family. Karametou mentions that her grandmother carried with her the loving memory of the place she left behind. As a child, she saw her grandmother raise silkworms in the drawers of her dresser. It was mentioned, that watching her grandmother turn a plain piece of fabric into something beautiful was a magical childhood experience.