I have learned that 10 different bones in the form of Cybele, which I found while wandering along the Black Sea coast, belonged to the rips of a huge cow. That was very inconsistent because I had found those bones at the seaside. After asking to the people living in the place in which I found the bones, I have understood the adventure the bones had gone through until they reached that form which was quite engaging for me.
There was a big flood caused by a storm that took place 2-3 months before the moment I found the bones, and creek waters fluxed, sweeping away whatever on the shore and bringing them to the sea. The cow who owned the bones was one of the things that streams took during that storm.
I have always believed that places have their own energies, and I have created all of my land- earth art works with the interaction I have established with these energies and places. With this work, I have intervened to a land in Ankara for the first time. The fact that the hills lying in front of me has been intact for 14 thousand years, and that they have dozens of separate layers has led me to make this intervention. Those soil layers were so effective that the transitions between layers can be perceived by naked eye.
The fact that very people know about this Earth piece, which is only a few kilometres away from Ankara, and learning that this land –which is an indicator of a 14 thousands of years in terms of earth stratums was accepted as the 3rd place in the world with regard to such a structure, became my reason to intervene in this place for a short time. In this intervention, I created an installation by painting 10 different Cybele shaped rib bones with various colours and aligning them in an aesthetic place. Although the colours applied to the bones make these forms appear as inorganic, they are in fact a part of the nature in terms of their essence (the material which formed them). Together with the colours, the effect of the bone forms was strengthened and it was transformed into a more remarkable one. This intervention of colour is in fact a symbol of change created by human being since the day he was created and it also presents the fact that man has not changed at all in terms of the place in which he exists. At the same time, when we look at the narrator of this adventure, the Cybele statues excavated in archaeological digs, we see that all of them are made from clay or carved from stones. The Cybeles in front of us were taken from their place in nature without any intervention in terms of form and put into another place which also belonged to them. Through this re-location, the coast which was actually the place in which the bones were found, was moved, in a way, to this 14 thousands year-old special place in Ankara. With these bones that were given to me by the sea as a gift in a place where there was no sea, I created the feeling of sea in a place without a sea. And with this installation I created in the centre of the place, I turned the place into a focus point; and with the inorganic colours painted on the bones, I have tried to remind people their own adventure and I have tried to bring to mind the fact that it is impossible to consider human beings apart from nature and that they are a part of the nature.