He began to pursue painting and sculpture in earnest in the late 1920s. He attended public lectures in history, art history, literature, philosophy, music,
and anthropology at U.S. universities and became friends with American intellectuals and artists. He travelled to Yucatán, in Mexico, Europe, and especially Greece, while maintaining close ties with New York’s Greek American community. Early on, he produced realistic sculptures of heads of members of his family but soon moved on to abstract sculpture. Working mainly in wood and pursuing the randomness and unpredictability that the
medium offers, he worked in the context of organic abstraction. In addition to sculpture, he also practiced painting, his subjects drawn from Greek mythology and culture, producing works of a symbolic character with a soft colour palette.