Love Stass

Here is a short film about the Principle of the Cyprus College of Art, Stass Paraskos.  His son Michael has put together some interviews and home videos of Stass.  It is a revealing collection of memories, at times very personal and touching.  Stass tells his own story; how he came from humble beginnings as a shepherd in Cyprus and moved to England with only £5 in his pocket.  Becoming an art student and then an art lecturer, he went on to mix with many influential people including  Terry Frost and Herbert Read. He also tells you a little about when he was taken to court for obscenity.  I could go on, but he tells it much better than I can.  Watch this film, and learn more about an amazing man that inspired many people, myself included.