Alexandros Zygouris is a sculptor who lives in Kastellorizo for the past 35 years of his life. To him, sculpture is subtracting the unnecessary in order to unravel the essence. He was born and lives among those cosmic rocks that have seen and experienced cosmic and earthly upheavals and completions. Besides, his admiration and awe for the work of the ancestors who lived and created on this cape before him, provided him with the faith and strength to express himself on the material that surrounds him. “Their challenging quietness, the power in discussing with them and in penetrating them, in experiencing their vitality, is my revelation”, he points out. Alexandros only works with hand tools: hammer, awl and chisel. That way, he sees and hears clearly the sound of the rock. He survives off the very limited sales of his works. His lifestyle is interwoven with the art he serves. Frugal and austere, always barefoot, he walks this rocky island from end to end, sculpting the landscape around him, giving substance to man’s relentless struggle to tame and give shape to matter.