You Know We Have A Saying For This

‘You Know We Have a Saying For This’ is a series of illustrations that depicts the uneasiness of not being able to fully express yourself when not speaking in your native language. The project emerges from my urge to use difficult-to-translate Turkish words and idioms in my day-to-day life abroad.

It explores the absurdity of direct translations and how one’s shared experience with a culture and language -or lack thereof- alters and complicates their understanding of the reality that surrounds them. The final work consists of 7 pieces of work.

Overview of the box

Spill your worms

Risograph Print
For Sale: Prints will be available on my website soon.

Efkar

A series of etching prints depicting the emotion 'efkar.'

Become a Lover vs Fall In Love

Risograph print
For Sale: Prints will be available on my website soon.

I Swear I'm Funny In Turkish

Acrylic on Paper