Bettas Squared In The Series Of Current Events – Maja Georgiou Art Studio

Bettas Squared In The Series Of Current Events

I’ve become an avid vintage wallpaper junky.  Going through my (still) small but strong collection I realized that there was a pattern.  I was very interested in popular culture of previous generations. Through popular music, print, sports, entertainment, leisure, fads, advertising and television, popular culture permeates life of every contemporary generation. The influence of pop culture ideas and attitudes on the mainstream of the Western culture of the early to mid 20th century is significant.  

I am interested in how popular culture transcends our dreams, thoughts , believes, fears, desires, our story, who we are, is in what we bring into our homes and lives and engage with.  

With this work I'm piecing together fragments of past lives with what is going on currently in socio-political arena. The collection spans from 1920s-1970s. (No betta fish died as a result of this project).