July 28, 2013

Yiorgos Chavaledakis, ΚΟΥΜΟΣ, πέτρινη κατασκευή/ KOUMOS, stone construction


pictures are screenprints from the video by
Sergio Flaquer Carrera (Serflac) see documentation

Yiorgos Chavaledakis's stone construction is an ensemble of buildings, structures and sculptures made from stones which vary in shape, color and size (from small to some meters), as collected by Yiorgos in the neighbouring mountains.

Located in the community of Kalyves, near Chania, on Crete, the site is named Koumos, a greek term to denote a shed with a typical form, as depicted in the next picture, showing the one made by Chavaledakis.


The internet has no biographic information about Chavaledakis.

In 1990 he began creating the site and it took him over ten years to complete it.

Currently this art environment accommodates a greek tavern and restaurant, where large numbers of guests can be welcomed. 

The building which houses the tavern is lavishly decorated with stones, in the same way as the chapel on the site, as shown below.


Yiorgos' creative talent is also reflected in various stand alone sculptures ....


.... mosaic decorated images ....


and frescoes in high relief on the walls.


Documentation/more pictures
* The official Koumos website (in greek)
* Koumos on Facebook
* Page on the Netilios website, in french, review and pictures
* Video by Serflac (Youtube, 4'01". uploaded july 2013)


Yiorgos Chavaledakis
Koumos
Kalyves
730073 Chania, Crete
open to the public that visits the tavern

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