this piece is done, after 2 months of work( also because of my part time job), including the detailed bird on the supposedly foreground. The overall concept was to create a negative carved space, with depth and energy in a crystal cave illuminated by air shafts and circulation strips. There are also strong elements of aircraft and carrier surfaces, oil rigs or container terminals ( which I find amazing at night) in the design. The central element is like a transportation hub or node, connecting different modes of movement.
İn idea it is my vision of an extreme habitation again, in contrast and in opposition to our existing cities of overly concentrated and purely functional zones. these spaces do not attempt to confine and create an internal space of frozen tranquility but form a membrane, a skin, whose aim is to let even encourage the assimilation of the inside by what is outside.
To give an example this no space that you can call that belongs solely to me to keep it constant and fixed, clean and comforting, and turn it into a confinement, and certainly not designed in oder to remove and get rid of everything else thats unwanted such as certain kinds of groups, people, gender. and you certainly cannot regard this space as those luxury villas or inner protected urban cities with golf courses and swimming pools, and let the outside rot, since you expelled it from your own city and mind.
I tried to give it a sense of not the subjugation of nature by man with this painting, seeing nature only something to be conqured and transformed to one s needs and ambitions, but a continuation and extension of it. like from a distance it is barely recognizable as a man made city, because it belongs to its locus.
it is a space of communal life which is strongly dependent on environmental conditions for survival and existence thus which is respectful and understanding to its natural environment. very similar to the last remnants of nomadic people still living in different parts of the globe as konar gocer kabile. such as in central Anatolia. because they are totally dependent on nature to feed and shelter them, they have zero foot print on the natural environment and live in harmony with it.
in David Harvey s book, he qoutes, along these lines,
For the first time nature becomes purely an object for human kind, purely a matter of utility, ceases to be recognized as a power for itself, and the theoretical discovery of its autonomous laws appears merely as a ruse so as to subjugate it to human needs. Capital derives beyond national bariers and prejudices as much as beyond nature worship, as well as all traditional, confined, complacent and encrusted satisfactions of present needs and reproduction of old ways of life.