'Cradle of Creation'This piece is open for interpretation, but for me it represents the pure security and ingenuity of a safe home.
Sticks, string, and bead
'Sahara Delta'I made this painting a few years back, with all the inspiration and excitement that comes with trying something new. It is one of my first pour paintings and one of my most successful. I think it can show a hundred different objects or scenes depending on the person that observes it, and that's what I find the most beautiful.
Acrylic on canvas
'A Great Loss'This painting has heavy emotional ties for me. In limited canvas space, I tried to encompass all the turbulence of my life at the moment, after something traumatic had happened to me. There is symbolism left and right, which will remain secret to everyone else except for myself. There is some odd kind of comfort to that.
Mixed media on canvas
'Sultan Ahment Camii Üzerinde Martı''Seagull on the Blue Mosque'
After moving to Turkey and seeing the swarms of seagulls all over Istanbul, I started getting curious about what they were seeing and experiencing while traversing such a dynamic city. I came up with this warped perspective drawing.
Pastels on paper
'Palamut'As someone who puts most of my emphasis on photography, of course my natural response to a beautiful scene in front of me is to do my best to capture it on camera. This painting is my first plein air painting, and my first experiment with trying to slow down my pace and interpret the space given through my own creative means. Done while I was living in a small village in western Turkey.
Oil on canvas
'Alida'This small painting is an homage to my mother, who was a talented artist. A visual that she used in a few of her paintings was a cat, always looking or doing something goofy or mischievous. This is done in somewhat of a similar style, but with my own ideas mixed in.
Watercolor on paper
'?????'This started as an experiment with a potato stamp. It seemed natural to me that the first shape I should cut should be a question mark. Why? Because life is full of questions.
Ink and watercolor on paper