2016 | japanese maples, soil, plant fiber twine, gold leaf, cocciopesto made from building's debri, water, mist cloud | the abandoned Yahudi Yetimhanesi (Jewish Orphanage), Ortaköy, Istanbul, Turkey

commissioned by: Beşiktaş International Garden and Flower Festival, Beşiktaş Municipality, Istanbul | special thanks: Onat Polat, Elif Taşdelen, Meltem Yurtseven, Gözde Çelebi

Conceived as a symbol of peace and serenity, the Japanese maple, with its storied and emblematic color floats over the cosmic ocean—representing infinite possibilities and renewal.

Istanbul, Turkey, 2016