Flying Plants, Dogs and Elephants

Artist book, silk print on elephant dung paper, Colombo-Izmir-Istanbul, 2018

The artist book Flying Plants, Dogs and Elephants (2018) draws attention to our perception of nature and focuses on our bond with other species. Silk-printed on a special paper made of elephant dung, the book includes drawings, stories about stray dogs written by the artist herself (mainly hugging stray dogs) and international transportation regulations of living plants (CITES). Elephant dung paper is in support of saving the elephants.

"...Imagine suddenly collapsing to the ground as you are walking. Hugging a stray dog is exactly the same sudden collapse.... Life continues on the different, upper levels…Like a dance, to let yourself sink down, to hug a dog this intensely, as if it was a human being."(From the book)

The book was produced for the Colomboscope festival exhibition “Re/evolution” in 2017. Supported by SAHA and Turkish Embassy in Colombo.

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