Artist Statement

I was born in a low-income family. My dad’s literacy was grade five and my mother was illiterate. I started rug weaving in family when I was 6 years old and ended when I was 22 at university. I graduated at pharmacy in 2001.

Hand-knotted rugs take great deal of efforts and artisanship and I learned weaving, dyeing and designing techniques in a long span and gained experience.

With rich background in rug and later in graphic and art fields, I decided to express my thoughts and ideas through rug medium which I think it is groundbreaking.

I would like not only craft my own designs but also as an artist I am keen to participate people’ feelings, thoughts and ideas in my works which I assume it is innovative.

My main style is “Symbolism” but I would like to experience others too, because art is limitless and it is the beauty and uniqueness of it.

I try to combine different weaving styles, designs, dyeing, forms, materials to create piece of art to tell my story or clients.

I must confess that there are more areas in Hand-knotted rugs to step in and learn more. I love reading in English, French, Russian and Arabic. My mother language is Turkish and second language is Persian. I am also Australian citizen.