Seni Beni , Cappodocia, Turkey, 2012
The element of the Sun and the rhythm of the light as it manifested in sunrise and sunset, were central in my observations and experience of village life and came to be the main element in my project and a channel for connecting with the community during their August harvest and Ramadan.
The colors I used in the final piece were made from local substances collected from daily walks. The structure has two windows facing east and west, and the wall painting was done on the inside of the west wall, it faces the sunrise, the viewer faces the sunset.
In the two side niches there are the words You/Me and Seni/Beni facing each other made using charcoal from field fires set by farmers.
colors made from soil collected from Ibrahimpasa, Avanos, Cemil, Keslik Monastery, Illara Valley, green walnut hulls, barberries, Turkish saffron and charcoal from field fires and ground malachite.