"The work of Theodoros Stamos, subtle and sensuous as it is, reveals an attitude towards nature that is closer to true communion. His ideographs capture the moment of totemic affinity with the rock and the mushroom, the crayfish and the seaweed. He redefines the pastoral expertience as one of participation with the inner life of the natural phenomenon. One might say that instead of going to the rock, he comes out of it. In this Stamos is on the same fundamental ground as the primitive artist who never portrayed the phenomenon as an object of romance and sentiment, but always as an expression of the original noumenistic mystery in which rock and man are equal." Barnett Newman as quoted in B. Cavaliere, "Theodoros Stamos: On the Horizon of Mind and Coast," Theodoros Stamos, Zurich, 1984, p. 29).