The Loss of Nature
When I first moved to Awkar, there was only 11 houses in the middle of 100,000 trees. Today, nothing but 11 pins remain in the midst of 100,000 buildings.” Says Agopian as to the background of this series. With hyperrealism with a bit of surrealism, Agopian illustrates not only the ongoing disappearance of the Mediterranean pine trees from his beloved country, but also the loss of roots that his brethren have been going through. That’s the vision you have when embracing the thick tree barks of parasol pine trees and unearthed roots.