This project is very specific in a way that it combines manifold mediums and materials. It’s a transdisciplinary hybrid of imaginative spatial storytelling concerning the fluctuations in relationships.
Moreover, I want to mention about visual punctum and reference from Grand Bazaar for designing main character Fish-Bone Queen and threading concepts together: from color psychology, color science and color philosophy to build macro jewelry world. (you can find detailed description below)
Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is one of the largest, mysterious and oldest covered markets in the world and a place full of multicultural, historical and visual art. By viewing diverse designs in products, decorations and objects like mosaic lantern, pottery, turquoise jewelry, rug, etc., it is not hard to find out that a lot visual forms observed and reinterpreted from nature. To be more specific, by analyzing rhythms, orders, shapes in nature, human beings gradually develop and establish advanced geometrical and symmetrical design systems to create more complex and miscellaneous patterns which can be applied to products. At the same time, with dynamic variable in nature like lighting, it affects the color dimension of objects or live forms which contain texture. Under these circumstances, human being realizes color science and constructs color terms. From that point, color psychology, color symbolism and color philosophy developed and took big part in cultures, art and anthropology.
For instance, turquoise is the color term from the gem turquoise which has different textures and color dimension affected by lighting. So turquoise is described as a mixture of pale blue and green or slightly greenish shade of cyan on universal basis. It is also because of the ambiguous and organic quality of turquoise, with the passage of time, this color allows more interpretations, experiences and imaginative metaphors from different individual or cultural context to embed within itself. To take an example from medicine perspective, people who practice holistic medicine say that turquoise has a calming effect on patients. They use this color to treat patients prone to panic attacks or mania. To a lesser degree, mainstream psychiatric hospitals also use turquoise and other light shades of blue and green to calm patients by painting the walls in these colors.
This is a color that full of story and context and possess wide spectrum of transformative personality by viewing under different imagination, lightings or environments. Based on this organic and creative characteristic, the main character, Fish-Bone Queen and color script were both designed and start its adventure to encounter three other characters for shaping story structure from rising action of giving organs away, climax of giving heart away and resolution of more open-ended exploration. Because of kaleidoscopic, biomorphic and flexible features of Fish-Bone Queen, her body allows to carry combination of reflective turquoise jewelry texture, topic about relationship and experiments between techniques and display formats. At the same time, delicate and fragile jewelry can be the best metaphor to describe the grandiose nature system is composed by and originate from a simple and exquisite unit.