Fulbright to Turkey, 1996-1998
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I was a Senior Fulbright Lecturer in Turkey for two years from 1996 to 1998, teaching in the Department of Fine Arts at Bilkent University in Ankara.
This is a selection of works called Anatolian Pieces. The Cultural Shift series references the socio-economic changes which were taking place in Turkey in the 90’s. And of course, my personal teaching adventure required a cultural shift as well.
Also included are selections from the Sophia Icon series, inspired by treks to Turkey’s endless archeological sites and ethnographic museums, one of the most amazing experiences an artist could wish for.
Although I am primarily a painter, these works are mixed media collage, monoprint photocollage and an installation. These media best allowed me to reference rich layers of Turkish history.