Sunday, August 23, 2009

Nils Karsten

2 Virgins
Print - Edition of 5
72 x 72 inches

Panayotis Terzis

Pan Ray
Graphic Novels / etchings on paper
11 x 13 inches
November 17th
Poster / Silkscreen on paper
12 x 16 inches

Nicolas Touron

Polished Aluminum
120 x 60 x 36 inches

Nancy Chunn

30 Front Pages : September 1996
Ink and Pastel on Paper
119 x 75 inches

Marilyn Lerner

Snakes and Ladders
Oil Paint on Wooden Panel
48 x 36 inches

John Newman

Left : Red Sweater Fossil
Wool, straw, cast polyester resin, wood, rope, acqua resin, armature wire, papier maché, wood putty, enamel paint
10,5 x 21 x 10,5 inches
Center: Pink with Thorns
Japanese Paper, papier maché, plaster, foam, wood, rubber, steel, flocking, ink
16,5 x 9,5 x 4,75 inches
Right: With A Blue Bubble
Blown glass, painted bronze, sisal, Japanese paper, papier maché, plaster, foam, acqua resin, chalk, pastel
19,5 x 14 x 9 inches

Erik S. Guzman

Icarus : If He Made It
Aluminum, dc motors, spring, timing pulleys and belts, 1000 Watts of lights, microprocessors
60 x 36 x 36 inches

Eric Rhein

Fly Leaves - Installation of 24
(From Leaves, an AİDS Memorial)
Wire and Book Pages
51 x 117 x 2 inches (each one is 15 x 12 x 2 inches)

#11 : Abbott The Fire Painter

#21 : Blue Eyed Mark

Elif Uras

Iznikware, Polychrome underglaze on Quartz
19 x 12 inches

Polo Loco
Iznikware, Polychrome underglaze on Quartz
19 x 12 inches

The Cover-Up
Iznikware, Polychrome underglaze on Quartz
19 x 12 inches

Dominick Rapone

Death of the Sea Captain Numero Due
Silk Screen, Hand Painted Gold
22 x 15 inches

Daniel John Gadd

Oil on Canvas
14 x 11 inches

Christopher Saucedo

Family-Portrait, in Exact Weight and Volume (with photograph)
Dimensions Variable, Photo is 48 x 48 inches

Andrés Barsuto Portillo

Broken Glass and Epoxy Putty
8 x 7 x 8 inches

Broken Glass and Epoxy Putty
7 x 8 x 7 inches

Amy Wilson

I Loved How We Communicated with Each Other
Watercolor, Walnut ink, Pencil on Paper
12x9 inches

Octet: School of Visual Arts, NY

Today I went to the Pera Museum to see the new exhibition : Selected Works from the School of Visual Arts, New York.
It is an exhibition of 111 artworks showcasing painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, photography and the digital arts, created by faculty, alumni and students of the Fine Arts Department at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
Here are some samples of what's shown.

Thursday, August 20, 2009


Hot weather =

Need for Speed 34

Going back home

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Oreo is in da House

Mustang Iacocca

I'm not really into cars but I really like the design of the Mustang. To celebrate its 45th anniversary , Mustang's new Iacocca version will hit the market soon. Only 45 will be made and they are already sold out. Very nice shooting, very nice car.

History of Communication

I really like this stop motion animation so I share it :

Agency: CHI
Director: Kristofer Ström
Producers: Blink Ink, Nicholas Wakeham, Björn Wahlström, Bart Yates
Music & SoundFX:

Monday, August 17, 2009

10 Years Ago

Exactly 10 years ago today, a very big earthquake struck Northwestern Turkey. There were officially 17,127 people killed and 43,959 injured, although more than 10,000 people were never found.
Reports show that 120,000 poorly engineered houses were damaged beyond repair. 600,000 people were left homeless after the earth quake.

Unfortunately, Turkey is a very centralized country and most of its industries are in this area, therefore a big population lives there. Oil refineries, several automotive plants, and the Turkish navy headquarters and arsenal in Gölcük.

This increased the severity of the loss of life and property.

Turkish soldiers were given 45 days leave to help rescue their relatives. Bodies were buried quickly in mass graves to stop any spread of disease.


My dad's family lives in Izmit and fortunately we did not lost anyone in the Earthquake. My cousin lost everything since their building was completely destroyed. He and his wife and son weren't home as they'd left the house 2 hours before the earthquake took place and were the only survivors of the 15 stories building.

Photo : Yann Arthus-Bertrand


Here is a preview of the animation I told you about in previous posts (here, here and here).

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Sahilköy Beach

Today, with some friends, we randomly drove to the Asian side of Istanbul and found ourselves up North in a village called Sahilköy (meaning literaly "Beach Village"). There wasn't much to do there, I walked a bit in the water and it was deliciously warm and soft. We stayed for 10 minutes and headed back to Istanbul.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

We celebrated Ekin's birthday at her parents' today with her nephew Derin.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Happy Birthday Ekin

Today is my darling's birthday ;)