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Artist's Books


2012 LOVE 6th International Artist's book Triennial, Vilnius, Lithuania

"Details of Love"

The portfolio book "Details of Love" is an artist's book dealing with matters of pure, unconditional love. A love without limits, with no religious or color discrimination. The enlightened love between a parent and a child, the beauty of love in relationships, friendship love, the love in nature and the benevolent, universal love that brings tranquility and harmony in every sentient being.
Two pieces 56 X 300 cm each, drawing & collage on paper, 2011


May / June 2014  James Joyce & Company, Exhibition of Artist’s Books, House of Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios, Nicosia, Cyprus. "Nuvoletta"  James Joyce, Finnegans Wake

Artist book

Children's Books


"Ludwig & Cleopatra" 2015
drawings and story by Marlen Karletidou


Twenty seven drawings in pencil and photo collage tell a small story...
The main characters are two typical Cypriot street cats who meet
in a flat, under the same shelter. The cats try to find ways to communicate and finally they succeed by creating a dialogue about their dreams.

"Ludwig & Cleopatra" was nominated for 2015 publications, National Children Story Book Literature Award in Cyprus.

Ludwig & Cleopatra

«Flying Across Red Skies» 2010

Nereas is a determined little fish who dreams of one thing only: to fly across the open red, silky skies. An enchanting adventure leads him to his dream but also teaches him the importance of friendship and family and most importantly the feeling of returning home. The book is targeted to Children age 5 to 11.


The Author
As the author explains, the way in which the book was written is 'reversed'.Having taken twelve works of art from the collection of Cypriot artist Marlen Karletidou as a stimulus, Melissa Hekkers created a story based on the existent imagery of the paintings. The story that perhaps already existed as an idea and meaning was shaped through the personal view perceived by the writer. Instead of the visual imagination of the writer being put to words, the feelings imposed by the images, the colours and the order in which the author placed the images came to form a final output. 'Flying Across Red Skies' is a bilingual publication (English & Greek).


The Illustration
Marlen Karledidou’s paintings are about human responsibility concerning the protection of nature and surely about the beauty of nature, animals and people, living all together in harmony.


Publisher: Pantheon Cultural Association 2010

"Flying across red skies" was nominated for 2010 publications, National Children Story Book Illustration Award in Cyprus.


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