Dreaming On the Clouds II (2017)
Home is both the body and the spirit. In addition to being like a wrapping within which life goes on owing to the link between the past and the present it establishes, home is also a metaphysical struct that reaches out to the memory, making us question what is real and what is not. Home is where dreams and memories are.
Female Don Quixote (2017)
Don Quixote exists through his actions due to his cynicism and his dialectic conception between delusion and reality. The story of Don Quixote is not merely a longing for the past in the face of the negativity of changing society, it also represents an existence purely in the world of imagination he formulated to realize. In this regard, it is possible to place Don Quixote somewhere in the women's struggle and to treat each and every one of these striving women as a Female Don Quixote. Just like Don Quixote, in social history women have either been forced to give up their struggles or ignored in through an argument of 'madness'.
From past to present, the links between the physical structures and the memories of the cities are torn away. The overwhelming and restrictive influence of the scale of constructions on human and habitat creates a coerced coexistence, while destroying the urban fabric on the other hand. Urbanization practices which are attempted to be articulated on social life, can be interpreted as irregularities in the whole.
The sculpture crawls over the viewer’s memory and through its structure that allows transitions in space, it adds memories, fears, hopes and desperations to its form, along with an emphasis on destinations. This form is also a transition in time which establishes the physical integrity.
The excavator picked as an object, is associated with the spaces that are dug out and burrowed, and opens up an area concerning the missing. Regarding the etymology of the word excavator, it means digging out by detracting. Material that is to be used in the sculpture is stainless steel wire mesh. The reason behind this material preference is to point out the inverse relation between the functionality of the object and the preferred material. Things that are attempted to be ripped out from a holed ground are sieved. In this context; concepts of excavation, displacement, invasion and construction will act as an invader to our entire habitat on the plane which the excavator tries to construct. -a person or thing that excavates; -a power-driven machine for digging, moving, or transporting loose gravel, sand, or soil; -a sharp, spoon-like instrument used for scraping out diseased tissue, as in dentistry.
The work was inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci’s flying machine called Ornitopher and Viladimir Tatlin’s work titled Letatlin. Studying examples in nature and combining the knowledge they acquired with artistic crafting methods, these artists aspired to add functional limbs to human body in order to gain the ability of flight. Although humans can travel by aircrafts today, they are still not capable of flying within the limitations of the body or by utilizing limbs that have become part of the body. This longing is visualised through a sculpture that includes motion. The work gets its name from a character of Greek mythology, Icarus, who didn’t give up despite conditions unfavorable for flying, and ended up failing nonetheless.
I'm Bored (2017)
Justice. Nervousness. Pressure. Obscurity. Emptiness. Deteriorate. Ignorance. Effort. Despair. Rotten. Depression. Drama. Insensitivity. World. Order. Economy. Age. Inequality. Future. Reality. Noise. Trust. Unfair. Battered. Nothingness. Unrest. Insist. Exploitation. Chaos. Darkness. Confusion. Endure. Disappear. Anxiety. Dirty. Fear. Evil. Melancholy. Monotony. Unqualified. Panic.