“I arrived in the village during the harvest of the apricots. All the fruit is arranged carefully on the rooftops on donkey feedbags. The sun is so hot and dry that the fruit is dried and preserved quickly. Some women are making pestil, a paste of apricots which is spread out thin on sheets of paper and hung out to dry on lines strung up between buildings. The colors are luminous, like stained glass, very transparent orange. It is Ramadan and the entire village is fasting from sunrise to sunset. The village is very quiet except for the braying of the donkeys and the call to prayer from the minarets.”
These works were created during and after an artist residency in the area of Cappodocia, Central Anatolia Turkey at the Babayan Culture House. Along with several site-specific pieces (see Installations) time was spent wandering through the villages creating small paintings of light, color and space.
10% of the sale of these works goes to benefit a woman’s cooperative initative in the town of Ibrahimpasa, Turkey.