THE UNIVERSAL SEA – PURE OR PLASTIC?! is an exhibition opened on 22nd of April, 2018, at the Centre of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko (curator: Nicole F. Loeser; coordinators: Weronika Elertowska, Leszek Golec).

The Universal Sea - Pure or Plastic?!
The Official Poster of the Exhibition [source]

The exhibition is aimed on publicising the problem of pollution of the seas and presents the artworks of the top five winners of the international competition organised by the Centre.

The artists show that not only animals are in danger, but the pollution harms mythical creatures living under the water. We can see sirens-sculptures made from rubbish or for example a beautiful transparent plastic Aphrodite coming from the sea.

Znalezione obrazy dla zapytania alex lawicka cuper wenus
“VENUS” by Alex Lawicka Cuper & Alain Lapicoré [source]
“Sirens Net” by Sarah Julig [source] The five sculptural nets are named after the sirens who tempted Odysseus with their beautiful songs and lured his ship into the rocks.”[1]
Found by Dr. Hanna Paulouskaya

Elaborated by Dorota Bazylczyk

See more:

  • [1] Sarah Julig, “Sirens Net – by Sarah Julig”, 02.02.2018 – link
  • Deep Femme Futures, “OGYGIA – by deep femme futures”, 17.02.2018 – link (1), link(2)
  • Noel Kassewitz, “Children’s Book: The Ocean Adventures of Pinni, Tursi, and Mydas: Plastic Danger”, 09.02.2018 – link
  • Ella Schofield Lak, “The Myth of the Mermaid – Greed VS Sacrifice – by Ella Schofield Lake”, 09.02.2018 – link
  • Aleksandra Ławicka Cuper, “VENUS – by Alex Lawicka Cuper & Alain Lapicoré”, 01.02.2018 – link
  • The Official Website of the Centre of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko – link
  • The Official Press Release about the exhibition – link
  • The Universal Sea on Twitter: @universal_sea
  • The Universal Sea on Facebook: @theuniversalsea




“Circe” by Madeline Miller

The fans of Greek Mythology can enjoy a new novel by the American writer Madeline Miller, whose retelling of Achilles’ fate (“The Song of Achilles”, 2011) has been a huge success since its publication and it won the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2012:


The new novel is entitled “Circe”. It was published on April 10, 2018, and it retells the story of the most famous enchantress of Classical Mythology:


Here you can listen to the Author reading from her book:

Nunc est legendum!

For more information see for example:

Found by Katarzyna Marciniak

Women in Antiquity – New Book for Children by Piotr Dobry & Łukasz Majewski

This week we want to present you another book created by Piotr Dobry & Łukasz Majewski, titled “Była sobie dziewczynka” [“There Was a Girl”]. The book was recently (March 2018) published in Poland by Wydawnictwo TadamThe official age range of the publication is 8+.

Łukasz Majewski & Piotr Dobry [source]
Znalezione obrazy dla zapytania byłą sobie dziewczynka
The cover of the book [source]

This time, the authors decided to talk about the life of women all over the centuries. The book has 25 chapters devoted to the fate of women and girls from different ages, cultures and countries. In the book we can read (among other matters) about the life of women in Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome (chapters from 3-5).

Illustrations by Łukasz Majewski [source]

The last, twenty-sixth chapter of “Była sobie dziewczynka” is titled “Ty” [“You”], and its aims is to show to the young readers, that now their future should lie in their hands.

Found by Dorota Bazylczyk

Elaborated by Dorota Bazylczyk

See more:

  • About  “Była sobie dziewczynka” on Strefa Psotnikalink 
  • About  “Była sobie dziewczynka” on Zaczytana link
  • About  “Była sobie dziewczynka” on Enter the Room –  link
  • About  “Była sobie dziewczynka” on Magiczny Świat Książkilink 
  • A few sources about Women in Antiquity:
    • Richard HawleyBarbara Levick, “Women in Antiquity: New Assessments”, Routledge, 1995.
    • Stephanie Lynn BudinJean Macintosh Turfa, “Women in AntiquityReal Women across the Ancient World”, Routledge, 2016.
    • Janet H. Tulloch, “A Cultural History of Women in Antiquity”, Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.