I’m inserting some words and images from the present to give you a quick glimpse of Istanbul and my work at the moment. And then it will be back to the adventures!
Today, finally! we have sun! But lately Istanbul has been very cold, rainy and gray. Not so nice for sightseeing, but good for making art (and moody black and white photos).
The city is, of course, incredibly inspiring and every walk outside brings 5 new ideas. So I’m in the middle of a number of things, as usual, but here’s a peek into my studio.(All works are in progress):
The next two are a continuation of the “unfolded buildings” I began in Philadelphia:
As Istanbul got colder and grayer, so did my work:
And, of course, paper sculpture! I may end up floating this in the Bosphorous/Golden Horn somehow.
So I’ve been staying busy! It’s difficult with the city outside, calling to me, so maybe the rain is a blessing some days. Otherwise I get out and about everyday to explore, soak up, meet people, and test my willpower against the million-and-one things I see that would be *great* to buy!!
More on the residency and the wonderful people here later!