“Crisis” was unveiled in 2015 and it is the first public sculpture referring to the reverberations of the socio-economic crisis on humanity and the significant accelerating increase in the suicide rate in Greece since the beginning, as reported by the Hellenic Statistical Authority. The word “Crisis” has two distinct meanings in the Greek language; a difficult point in a situation; and the mental process that leads to a decision and action.
Seventeen professors across several academic fields wrote about its significance and the impact of the socio-economic crisis, from the perspective of their disciplines. Leading national and international media, including the Associated Press and Xinhua News Agency, reported on the artwork.
The artwork depicts a financial index sloping downwards, crashing its base, and a human figure on the index ready to jump. Two left-footed shoes on its base hint at the fall. Whether the human is jumping to end his life or to start anew, is up to the observer.