Floating Tales

Lately, I have been noticing that I seek simplicity and minimalism in my life, in rooms, in my art, my relationships; similar to the Japanese concept of Shibui in away..     This fall, my daughter Belisa Alptekin and I founded Floating Tales Designs. We make cards and prints with minimalist designs to inspire simple and meaningful lives. Drawing on […]

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House of Serein

When a dream comes true….. To create a community place where artists, writers, poets, and other passionate people can exchange ideas and build connections has been in my thoughts for a long time. This fall when the geese were about to return, this dream came through.. I founded “House of Serein”  House of Serein is located in a spacious […]

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WHAT WILL BE LEFT?

What is the Project? “What will be left?” is a series of installations on climate change and a variety of social issues such as the replacement of the traditional ways of communication by technology mediated human-to-human interaction.  I would like to display this series in public platforms to raise awareness. My intent is to urge […]

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À LA MODE

What is the Project? I am creating a series of new work that expresses the power and grace of classical sculpture and employs cutting edge components. The contrast between the exciting high-tech futuristic components and the graceful realism of the figurative sculptures will urge people to stop and evaluate the present. After creating and exhibiting […]

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My Solo Exhibition “Clothes from the Past” at artspace

My solo exhibition, “Clothes from the Past” at the Helena Davis Gallery, Artspace in Richmond was a great opportunity for me to reach out to the East Coast with my historical dresses. I also gave a talk at the opening of my solo exhibition “Clothes from the Past” at the Helena Davis Gallery in artspace in Richmond, VA. This was a great opportunity for […]

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My print “Today I was with Picasso” is on display at the Susquehanna Art Museum

Identity Spectrum Exhibition at the Susquehanna Art Museum is about perspectives on the expression of gender In the elegant space offered by the the Susquehanna Art Museum, works by 22 artists curated by Dr. Christine Filippone, are being displayed as a group show titled “Identity Spectrum”.  “As one of the fundamental aspects of personal identity, gender has […]

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Overwritten Scripts – Prints on Women’s Rights

“Overwritten Scripts” is a set of prints I created on women’s rights with the intent to emphasize the inequality that exists based on socio-cultural norms rather than Islamic principles, which regard men and women equal in humanity. Each print speaks of a specific right a woman deserves and they are a result of an extensive study of […]

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How Meditation Affects Art

I attended a program called “The Art of Being Human” to find out how meditation affects art at the Shambhala Mountain Center in the Red Feathers Lake area of North Colorado. The retreat which was financed by a fellowship program offered by the Hemera Foundation.  The experience of a meditation retreat is intended to lead an […]

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Philanthropic Art Installation for Children

I would like to share with you a philanthropic art installation of a crane I made for for the children in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen.   I made an art installation of a life-size crane out of bamboo and paper titled “For Children Who will Never be Able to Fly a Kite” as my […]

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