My name is Philippos Yiapanis. I was born in Famagusta, Cyprus on 8.1,1957 and when I was 17 years old I had to leave my town due to the Turkish invasion in Cyprus and the occupation of Famagusta by the Turkish troops.
I have just finished my studio in a small village named Fasoula, 8 kilometers north of Limassol. My intention is to invite sculptors from abroad, offer them a room to stay and a place to work for as long as they like. It has a very big garden with many sculptures, a pond full of fish, water dropping from a stone wall and a small open theater called “Small Salamis” where I plan to organize different art events during full moon summer nights.