110″ x 66″
a stitched edition of 32 screen prints, thread.
Walked all over consists of three unique prints repeated and tiled 32 times in order to create a unified design. The floral arrangement references Iznik tiles, a place very close to my home and references designs from traditional Turkish motifs. I Deconstruct traditional Middle Eastern imagery and rebuild the pieces using printmaking, unit based tessellations and paper.
This work is available for pre-order, with anticipated availability July 2023. Buyers will be contacted to complete payment when the work is available for purchase and pick up/shipping.
Item is located in Bloomfield Hills, MI. Local pickup preferred. Domestic shipping is available for an additional fee. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a custom shipping quote.
Melih is an MFA Candidate at Cranbrook Academy of Art, residing in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Born in Istanbul/Turkey, they explore a spiritual journey through Islamic geometric abstraction. Using printmaking as their main medium, they create works that talk about diaspora, assimilation and queering of traditional practices. Their works combine traditional pattern making and a contemporary way of creating editions. They use innovative methods of printmaking and textile arts to create stitched editions and embossed works on paper.
Their works have been exhibited internationally and have has been added to the permanent collections of many organizations. Melih’s stitched editions are currently on view at the Scarab Club’s Gilda Snowden memorial exhibition, Cranbrook Art Museum’s thesis exhibition and Frogman’s Print’s Optical Impermanence series in Iowa.
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