Turkish artist Didem Yagci manipulates pieces of plywood into kinetic works of art. With numerous layers that look like nerverending steps, these sculptures echo the journeys people go on during their own lives and how they experience them in “infinite cycles.”
This idea is expanded on in Yagci's artist statement: “The overlapping, repetitive, twisting, and intersecting layers…refer to this cycle through the careful use of materials and colors.” While plywood is the primary material, she also incorporates plaster into her process. In addition to the textural element, color plays an important role. Each of her pieces—whether they are wall art or free-standing sculptures—features a bold and sometimes gradient coloration. The shade she chooses enhances the tactile aspect of the sculptures, highlighting the fanning of the wood pieces, or sometimes subduing it.
“Optical illusions and geometric forms,” Yagci's statement explains, “created by using wood and plaster in her works with a unique technique and color selection, express the achievements of a person in her inner journey in an abstract and metaphorical way.” While looking at these sculptures, the design seems to be in continuous motion, much like our lives and the lives of those around us.
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