The hagiographer, painter and sculptor Constantinos Valaes wished to express his love for the olive tree not just as an icon but also as a symbol of spirit, ideals and ancient Greek history when he first started creating olive tree sculptures 10 years ago.Using his primary materials copper and bronze he managed over time to develop his idea giving his projects shape, character and opinion creating art through his endless inspiration. He has been fortuned enough to see his masterpieces to evolve and become well known and acknowledged by important personalities from Greece and abroad.
Some of Valaes artworks are permanently exhibited at the three- starred Michelin restaurant Mirazur in South of France, at Astir Palace Resort, the Town Hall in Palaio Faliro, and in private collections around the world.
His sculptures have been also exhibited at the Czech Embassy of Athens, the Zappeion Megaron, the Center of History of Salonica, the Grand Resort Lagonissi, the Grande Bretagne Hotel and also in many art galleries in Greece, Cyprus and abroad. His sculptures have also been given as honorary awards to important people in the scope of the Arts, Politics and Sports.
He has been honored with the gold medal of the "UNESCO Arts, Sciences and Literature of Greece" for his contribution to art, in which he was Vice President and Head of Public Relations for two years.