"Bazen yazdıklarınız benliğinizin de dışına kanat açar gibidir, zaten bütün uğraşımız bunun için değil midir? Benliğimizde yolculuk etmek, toprağına dokunmak, sularına dalıp derinlere neler gizlediğimizi kurcalamak, göğündeki çatlakları aramak, dağlarımızın tepelerine tırmanıp hayatımıza bakmak, ovalarımızın gittiği ucu bucağı bulup dışına çıkmak.. Başka benliklerin sınırlarına girmek, belki çarpışmak, başka bir içsel vahada gezinmek, kendimizde de benzer yerler yaratmayı istemek..."
Books, violin, cookies...
Sometimes the things you write feels like you are traveling beyond your existence, even so, isn't it what we are working so hard for? Traveling inside ourselves, touching its ground, diving deep in its waters to find what we have been hiding for long, seeking the cracks on its skies, climbing our highest to view our lives, reaching the limits of our savannas and crossing out... Entering others' borders, maybe clashing, wandering in another oasis, wishing to create alike in ourselves..."
Participated in exhibitions and contests with her pastel works.
Interested in classic music since 7. Thanks to Dad buying all recs of Beethoven symphonies.
Piano, violin and cello are the instruments she admires. So as pianists, violinists, and cellists.
Always, always and always classic literature; and writing on books.
Ankara Photography Artists Union membership 2000-2010.
Annual and mixed photography exhibitions on b&w, color slide; b&w - color infrared.
Various mini portfolios on internet (as Serra Topal).
Two artworks published in Turkish Nude Photography Album.
Some short stories and photographs published in literary magazines.
Essays and Turkish versions of some posts published in national newspapers.
Returned to drawing with a single sentence: 'We should start doing everything from the beginning. From the single line.'
Interested in the Art History. Gombrich inspired her during the university years.
Visited United Kingdom and lived there.
She is a mechanical engineer, Ph.D.
Learning to play violin - a miracle - now it is the third year!
3 May 2012