Sofia Vougioukalou

Sofia Vougioukalou


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Inward scream

Posted on 23 May 2018 by Sofia Vougioukalou

The image in my mind trying to cope with issues in the period after surgery was Edvard Munch’s The Scream. It captured my anxiety, the chaos and inner turmoil.  However, I didn’t have the energy to scream.  Instead I felt bowed down, deflated, manipulated by events. The figure is part human body and part artist’s mannequin which can be
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Love Tree

Posted on 10 April 2018 by Sofia Vougioukalou

My Gift To You A poem about carers and the (often unrecognised) importance of their role in cancer survivorship. The poem is called My Gift to You– because friends who care and carers are apart of the gift we have been given the greatest gift of all life.   This timeless peaceful place Washed over me My
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Lotus

Posted on 10 April 2018 by Sofia Vougioukalou

  ‘To me, the cancer journey felt like being in the eye of a storm. Having very little control over what was happening, learning how to hold on, withstand, and trust, until eventually the storm is over, and we are left to pick up the pieces that remain and figure out how to put them
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Wire and Wool

Posted on 4 April 2018 by Sofia Vougioukalou

    I was put under intense pressure at work, my fears, worries and depression got deeper and deeper, and self-doubt and lack of self-worth took hold.  I felt trapped – alone – trying to fight my way out of this morass, but powerless to do so.  My world felt like it was caving in, my whole life
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Acorn cups

Posted on 4 April 2018 by Sofia Vougioukalou

    The acorn cups resonate with me, from the outside they are hard and ugly but those golden cups are the very heart of the tree  – they hold the seeds of her life together, until they fall and start again as we all do.   Mal, prostate cancer survivor
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Crystal in a bag

Posted on 3 April 2018 by Sofia Vougioukalou

  ‘The artistic imagery of the crystal is the real me – my life force, life-energy, spirit, essence, whatever you want to call it – hidden inside the black bag of worry and depression.’ Participant, ovarian cancer survivor
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Driftwood

Posted on 28 March 2018 by Sofia Vougioukalou

    The ‘rotten‘ light-weight form of this driftwood spoke to me of ‘not-knowing if the cancer is there – eating away at my inside‘.   Mal, prostate cancer survivor
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