Friday, February 3, 2012


I really love this photo (made by Mmarsupilami) of this massive clothes-peg pinching the ground as if it were skin. It was created by Mehmet Ali Uysal and six metres high.
It was built for the Festival of the Five Seasons in Chaudfontaine Park, in Liège (Luik in Dutch), Belgium.

Mehmet Ali Uysal was born in Mersin (a large city and a busy port on the Mediterranean coast of southern Turkey), in 1976. He graduated from the Department of City and Regional Planning in the Faculty of Architecture at Middle East Technical University in 1998. In the same year, he started giving Elective Sculpture Course as a part-time instructor in the Department of Fine Arts and Music at his alma mater. In 2003, he became a research assistant at the same department. He competed his master’s degree on sculpture at the Faculty of Fine Art of Hacettepe University in 2005, and his doctoral degree with proficiency in arts in 2009. Uysal attended an exchange program and studied at Ecole nationale Supérieure d′Dart de Bourges, France between 2007 and 2008. In 2009, he participated in the VII. International Days of Philosophy, "Rebellion" and presented his paper “Can 9/11 be an Artwork?". Currently, Uysal continues his work in Ankara and teaches at the Department of Fine Arts and Music of Middle East Technical University.

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