kaldırım botaniği (2)

kaldırım botaniği (8)

kaldırım botaniği arşiv detay 5

cut out city furniture details

run over city plants

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mobil şehrin botaniği-detay

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"botanics of sideways"

in this ongoing project, I collect the decorative plants sown across city of Ankara by the municipality, as a "beautification" work.

"botanics of sideways" october, 2016

There were 24 million plants sown across the city in 2014, according to the records of the municipality. These plants are not sown to grow, to root into soil but to decorate the city.

"botanics of sideways" sept-oct

in that sense, these uprooted plants follow a similar path to citydwellers who walk past, do not dwell in the city.

september plant rooting

they tell the story of our own un-belonging

september plant set to root

"I may ‘belong to’ this other, comfortable, part of England in the sense that I am owned by it – must obey its laws, conform, more or less, to its customs and so forth, have been inculcated into its narratives, and may participate in its democratic processes however attenuated – in return for the not inconsiderable benefits of being one of its subjects (we cannot – yet? – say citizens), but it does not in any sense belong to me. " (Massey, 2011)

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botanics of pavements

pressed flowers: municipality's decorative plants collected across city, run over with a car

botanics of pavements

pressed flowers: municipality's decorative plants collected across city, run over with a car

botanics of pavements

pressed flowers: municipality's decorative plants collected across city, run over with a car

botanics of pavements

pressed flowers: municipality's decorative plants collected across city, run over with a car

botanics of pavements

pressed flowers: municipality's decorative plants collected across city, run over with a car

botanics of pavements

pressed flowers: municipality's decorative plants collected across city, run over with a car

studies in depth

pencil drawing on opaque packaging paper

studies in depth 2

pencil drawing on opaque packaging paper. 42 x 29 cm

rythym studies

pencil drawing on opaque packaging paper 20 x 34 cm

studies in city furniture

studies in city furniture. watercolour on paper. 21x29 cm

city furniture-plant studies 1

city furniture-plant studies 1. pencil drawing on paper. 29 x 42 cm

city furniture-plant studies 2

city furniture-plant studies 2. pencil drawing on paper. 29 x 42 cm

city furniture-plant studies 3

city furniture-plant studies 3. pencil drawing on paper. 29 x 42 cm

city furniture-plant studies 4

city furniture-plant studies 4. pencil drawing on paper. 29 x 42 cm

city furniture-plant studies 5

city furniture-plant studies 5. pencil drawing on paper. 29 x 42 cm

studies in depth

cut out paper. 21 x 29 cm

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pencil drawing. engraving on glass

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pencil drawing. engraving on glass

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city furniture-plant studies . pencil drawing on paper. 29 x 42 cm

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city furniture-plant studies . pencil drawing on paper. 29 x 42 cm

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pencil drawing. engraving on glass