Tales from The Heart Land presents collisions of visual reality and fiction, culture and nature. The water passing through the city always fascinated me as a child. I always imagined some creatures traveling all around the globe and passing through my city at some point which also inspired me to travel. As a teenager I remember I was coming up with short fiction stories rising up from the sea and soil of Istanbul and as an adult I find myself interpreting this life-long imagination.
The composition of forms and color is never coincidental, whatever reason it originated from… We can call it as rehearsed improvisation. As I work, I let my body, with every single muscle and bone, lead me to the natural direction of giving form to the material by using my muscle memory. The forms are molded with the natural flow of the body and materials I work with. Just as the water sets free and moves in the direction led by nature… and just as it leaves an unknown - yet clear - trace behind.