Orman 2017

Wood, metal, monofilament, adhesive (dimensions variable)

Dark Deep Darkness and Splendor, Galerist, Istanbul, 27/04 - 10/06 2017

Reconstructed from branches of charred beech, Forest recalls a Japanese wood finishing technique called Shou Sugi Ban where fire, a destructive treatment renders wood more durable. Fire is extinguished when the wood is evenly burned to create a carbonized outer layer. This charred layer protects the interior tissue not only against rot and decay, but also against fire itself.

A work that emerged at a time of darkness, Forest is a work about solitude, repair and collective resistance.

Special thanks to  Károly Aliotti, Nilüfer Şaşmazer, Mehmet Yücel and Galerist.