EDA TAŞLI

Eda Taşlı is a kinetic sculptor.  Firstly, she depicts her dreams on paper then she transforms them into wooden sculptures. While approaching an individual’s personal gains critically, the deformed figures transform into lewd characters. Russian literature, children’s books and fairytales are predominant in her sculptures. Sometimes, she makes special wooden toys upon request.She graduated from the Sculpture Faculty at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University. She create wooden toys by adding movement to then produce kinetic sculptures. The idea of bringing together play and fairytales didn’t happen overnight. Her interest in literature and novels while in high school was what instigated it. She always found the characters of Dostoyevsky, Gogol and Balzac interesting. There are so many things about herself that she see in those characters. She tried to touch the internal body and soul by focusing on the themes of internal fear, psychological trauma, half human half animal figures, death, birth, violence and morality. Her objective came to be creating characters using body language; everything that is unseen about humankind and even in fact, the ugly and repulsive. Her sculptures, characters are generally perplexed.

The characters in the Dostoyevsky, Gogol, and Balzac novels especially influenced my imagination. She tried to depict these characters with illustrations. In addition to character analysis, She began to really enjoy kinetic forms so She started focusing on how she would depict this. She tried to bring her characters together with kinetics. She sent one of her sculptures through which she tried to depict movement to the Leonardini Wooden Toy Design Competition and came first. This is how she began making toys.

Eda Taşlı| Wood Carving Sculpture

36x20x12 cm

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Eda Taşlı| Wood Carving Sculpture

47x25x39 cm

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Eda Taşlı| Wood Carving Sculpture

31x35x22 cm

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Eda Taşlı| Wood Carving Sculpture

19x17x8 cm

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27x21x10 cm

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47x38x26 cm

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