Lady on the Lake, Lake Tuz, 2015   Artist Statement   Despite our preoccupation with the digital world and its promise of forging and maintaining human connections we can still find sanctuary in even the most remote of places. A moment of calm amidst a world of chaos and technological communication.  The project was a born from a sponsored two-week expedition across Turkey organised by Qatar Museums and The Turkish Ministry of Culture. The self-initiated series ‘The Lake’ documents life around Turkey’s Tuz Gölü (Salt Lake) which is the second largest lake in Turkey and is one of the largest hypersaline lakes in the world. Fed mainly by underground water the lake occupies Dunaliella Salinas algae which (in the correct conditions) bloom within the waters creating a unique crimson red colour to the surface. During the hot summers when the water evaporates, having no outlet, a thick crust of salt (up to 30 cm) is created on the lakes surface. This salt is harvested, refined and sold all over Turkey, with 70% of the salt being consumed from the Lake.  The landscape series aims to visually explore the salt lakes sightseers by focusing on how they perceive the space. What shapes their individual or group experience and how we as humans connect with the environment.
       
     
 Seated, Lake Tuz, 2015
       
     
 Waters Edge, Lake Tuz, 2015
       
     
 The Walk, Lake Tuz, 2015
       
     
 Distant Call, Lake Tuz, 2015
       
     
 Reflections, Lake Tuz, 2015
       
     
 Man on the Water, Lake Tuz, 2015
       
     
 Anatolia I, Lake Tuz, 2015
       
     
 Anatolia III, Lake Tuz, 2015
       
     
 Anatolia IV, Lake Tuz, 2015
       
     
 Farmland, Cappadocia, 2015
       
     
 Sunset Break, Capadoccia, 2015
       
     
 Lady on the Lake, Lake Tuz, 2015   Artist Statement   Despite our preoccupation with the digital world and its promise of forging and maintaining human connections we can still find sanctuary in even the most remote of places. A moment of calm amidst a world of chaos and technological communication.  The project was a born from a sponsored two-week expedition across Turkey organised by Qatar Museums and The Turkish Ministry of Culture. The self-initiated series ‘The Lake’ documents life around Turkey’s Tuz Gölü (Salt Lake) which is the second largest lake in Turkey and is one of the largest hypersaline lakes in the world. Fed mainly by underground water the lake occupies Dunaliella Salinas algae which (in the correct conditions) bloom within the waters creating a unique crimson red colour to the surface. During the hot summers when the water evaporates, having no outlet, a thick crust of salt (up to 30 cm) is created on the lakes surface. This salt is harvested, refined and sold all over Turkey, with 70% of the salt being consumed from the Lake.  The landscape series aims to visually explore the salt lakes sightseers by focusing on how they perceive the space. What shapes their individual or group experience and how we as humans connect with the environment.
       
     

Lady on the Lake, Lake Tuz, 2015

Artist Statement

Despite our preoccupation with the digital world and its promise of forging and maintaining human connections we can still find sanctuary in even the most remote of places. A moment of calm amidst a world of chaos and technological communication.

The project was a born from a sponsored two-week expedition across Turkey organised by Qatar Museums and The Turkish Ministry of Culture. The self-initiated series ‘The Lake’ documents life around Turkey’s Tuz Gölü (Salt Lake) which is the second largest lake in Turkey and is one of the largest hypersaline lakes in the world. Fed mainly by underground water the lake occupies Dunaliella Salinas algae which (in the correct conditions) bloom within the waters creating a unique crimson red colour to the surface. During the hot summers when the water evaporates, having no outlet, a thick crust of salt (up to 30 cm) is created on the lakes surface. This salt is harvested, refined and sold all over Turkey, with 70% of the salt being consumed from the Lake.

The landscape series aims to visually explore the salt lakes sightseers by focusing on how they perceive the space. What shapes their individual or group experience and how we as humans connect with the environment.

 Seated, Lake Tuz, 2015
       
     

Seated, Lake Tuz, 2015

 Waters Edge, Lake Tuz, 2015
       
     

Waters Edge, Lake Tuz, 2015

 The Walk, Lake Tuz, 2015
       
     

The Walk, Lake Tuz, 2015

 Distant Call, Lake Tuz, 2015
       
     

Distant Call, Lake Tuz, 2015

 Reflections, Lake Tuz, 2015
       
     

Reflections, Lake Tuz, 2015

 Man on the Water, Lake Tuz, 2015
       
     

Man on the Water, Lake Tuz, 2015

 Anatolia I, Lake Tuz, 2015
       
     

Anatolia I, Lake Tuz, 2015

 Anatolia III, Lake Tuz, 2015
       
     

Anatolia III, Lake Tuz, 2015

 Anatolia IV, Lake Tuz, 2015
       
     

Anatolia IV, Lake Tuz, 2015

 Farmland, Cappadocia, 2015
       
     

Farmland, Cappadocia, 2015

 Sunset Break, Capadoccia, 2015
       
     

Sunset Break, Capadoccia, 2015