Ameritolian( American-Anatolian) metalsmith who challenges the limits of disposed remnants of our polluted world..I feel inspired when I bump into a forgotten piece of rusty metal and my brain tries to mix that sorrowful object with my chi. Purpose of my artistic existence fulfills joy into my being when I capture a new beginning while I'm dancing with molten metal and countless elements of Mother Nature.
Since I graduated from college with my degree( metalsmith & jewelry-BFA, NJCU). I explored various possibilities of traditional application within my personal approach, like "Mokume Gane" and ancient metal casting techniques. I find my niche not in computerized design application but clinging sounds of solid steel over my century old Swedish anvil.
Mythology and Goddess cult in the tales of Anatolia to natives of the USA. Central Asian to tranquil peaks of the Kilimanjaro. Poetic Herodotus to countless stories of untold legends of Turks, Armenians, and Greeks.
Every step is the fresh start of birth, fresh start of bursting energy and as an artist when I create, I feel more connected to that universal energy without of any boundaries. I think the mesmerizing beauty of art is to not having rigid or solid definitions or rules of creation process. I breathe through my work and people I love. It's easy to purchase a hunk of new material and built/design something out of it. However when you take a thrown or forgotten material, it's intriguingly appealing to me. Finding a decent piece of an object in debris of city is like finding a gold ore in Gold Rush days;) So far most of the precious metals are dug and it is unlikely possible to find a new mine. Unless I create through already used things and repurposing them in the artistic ways, it's definitely expensive to waste what is left from our ancestors. Since jewelry is a wearable sculpture, I go back and forth between the various scale of sculptures. One day is all about wearable piece and next is all about the ornating human body. My journey of cosmic dance within art comes to life in the form of metal, wood and anything I can repurpose without of polluting Nature...