Mehmet Yilmaz, Turkey

Question 1: In what way does your design reflect your character?

The Design is about roots … my Roots , who carved my life like knife in a piece of wood. In all my thinking about myself , I never forget where I am coming from. The three Cultures of my Family and my Growing up in Germany are the reasons why I am what I am. The Roots are what you see when you look back …. They give a fundament and the energy to go ahead. That is why I show the roots so dominant. The roots of the Brazilian Bamboo are again expressing the same.

Thoughts and senses. To be so root oriented, I need it to survived in my search for my identity in life. I want to express confidence and still be modest, that is the rich heritage of my ancestors and the chances in this country, need to be lived every day. The flags of the 4 cultures should be reflected discreetly in the water, to heart nobodies soul, should submiss or glorify non of them

Question 2: Which techniques did you use and why? And how much time did the preparations cost?

Welding of a Steel structure myself. Wrapping thousands of meters of wrapping wire around the base. Wiring the Bamboo roots on a Wire-grid. Placing the flowers in tubes. This techniques needed a strong foundation. The weight is very high. The Bamboo roots should be floral, organic as a contrast in telling the story about Roots.

Prep-time ca. 250 hours. Flowers :orchids, liliaceae, Araceae, color fresh 🙂

Question 3: What does Freedom mean to you in your personal and work live?

A struggle for FREEDOM,  wars are part of three countries of my heritage. To be on the run under pressure for a free life was part of my families existence since my first day. Here is not the place to blame the aggressors nor the victims. I have all this kind of blood in me. Enjoying every day gratefully that I can decide were I will go and that I can do what I want. Love the Freedom of a being entrepreneur  and craftsmen. Nobody is forbidding important things … am not «out» of something, Can form my own Piece of «Life «

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