Gozde Ilkin

Destruction: domestic deed paint and stitching on fabric 104 x 183 cm 2011     Outer Voice: we crossed the bridge for the first time just like this paint and stitching on bedding 139 x 98 cm 2011     The Conundrum paint and stitching on fabric 147 x 250 cm 2014     Diplomacy paint and stitching on found fabric 147 x 206 cm 2014         Interview with GOZDE ILKIN: Your childhood ambition: As a child I lived in different cities in Turkey. I traveled, met different people, discovered different cultures and collected many memories. Now I mostly collect fabrics from different places. These fabrics play a role as part of the narrative of my work. Something you treasure: Meeting interesting people and sharing ideas is important to me. Friendship and conversations guide me in life and inspire new directions in my work. I like working with people from different backgrounds. Your worst habit: When I start I tend to focus too much on details and miss the bigger picture. I collect connections, ideas and adapt them to my working map. But that is also an essential process for my work. The aspect of your work that’s most important to you: Face my problems, recover and adapt. Your first job: I worked as assistant art director for a film. Someone whose work you highly recommend: Güneş Terkol. http://gunesterkol.blogspot.com.tr     See more of Gozde Ilkin’s work here.