Tülay İçöz, States of Being Tülay İçöz's practice of sculpture is based on the ideas of the existence of the universe and human beings. The sculptures show the dynamism and incompleteness in the process of existence. The cycle of the universe makes references to the waves of energy that connects us to each other with the effort of formation and completion, and to the constant rotation of the world. The rotating earth and all the waves/frequencies emitted over time try to spread their inner energies to all beings.
These waves are being carved in the organic material, wood, which looks as if it explodes at the centre like an opening flower. These waves, which are embodied in sculptures that reflect the skeletal structure of the human body, are also transformed into a force that provides energy to our body. Although the waves that are embodied on the wood as the metaphor of bodily energy, the shadow of the spiritual is infiltrated into the material world, making the possibility of temporality and disappearance.
Some parts of the sculptures are static, some of them are dynamic, and they have the possibility of a cyclical or routine movement that carries the possibilities of existence and absence. Therefore, these sculptures constantly move as concrete beings in which the waves of existence, sensual and spiritual energies have been made visible since the Big Bang.