EYE LOVE YOU
Cappadocia Turkey 2019
Temporary Land Art Installation by Bianca Jane
Represented by Gama Gallery Istanbul
WHAT IS THE EYE OF LOVE?
The inspiration for the eye of love is for people to have a different experience of the evil eye legend. Instead of feeling the need to protect themselves from ill wishes, there will be a different kind of eye blessing them.
This is the EYE OF LOVE // AŞKIN GÖZÜ.
Represented by a heart in the center of the eye. It is a reminder to look into the world with love and compassion. Seeing the good in all things.
EYE LOVE YOU 2019
Look with love always
The 44m wide, multi canvas land art installation will reside on the cliffs overlooking the mesmerizing Love Valley in Cappadocia, Turkey. As a flat artwork, it is visible only from the sky, mainly from hot air balloons travelling at 800m above the ground. Approximately 500,000 people each year take to the skies in hot air balloons in Cappadocia.
Created by South African born, Australian artist Bianca Jane, the artwork called EYE LOVE YOU is a fusion of culture past and present. It represents looking for the good in all situations, and seeing with compassion and kindness when we look at everything in the world, even when it is difficult to do so. It is only visible from the sky, and this is a reminder to rise above situations to be able to see the whole picture to gain understanding.
When viewing the EYE OF LOVE from above visitors have a moment of altitude. And will be able to physically share their ‘look of love’ and gratitude to the unique world heritage landscape of Cappadocia, then through their intention they can share their ‘look of love’ to all of Turkey, and their home countries, and then across the whole world. Also sending their 'look of love' to all the people, and creatures who live on this planet.
EYE LOVE YOU RELEASE DATES
The EYE LOVE YOU installation and videography took place on June 14 and was officially celebrated on 16 June 2019, with a sunset gathering during the Gama Gallery Summer Exhibition opening at Les Maisons Cappadoce.
This exhibition also included the following artists: Alex Timmermans, Chris Calvert, Funda Tokali, Hassan Massoudy, Youngho Kang.
Because I believe in multi dimensional creative experiences that touch many senses:
EYE OF LOVE // ASKIN GOZU
Look With Love Always
TEAM EYE LOVE YOU
Thanks to everyone for bringing and sharing their love and kindess.
Land Art Design and Installation
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Photography, Videography and Editing
Special thanks to Mayor of Göreme, Mr Ömer Eran.
GAMA GALLERY ISTANBUL
Gama transmits contemporary art pulses from Istanbul.
Gama Gallery was founded in 2009 by Şule Claire Altıntaş. The gallery aims to bring together various forms of artistic expression and this culminates in frequent exhibitions spanning the disciplines of painting, multimedia art, conceptual art and performance.
Gama’s roster is a mixture of established and emerging European, North American, and Turkish artists. It aims to create opportunities and pave the way for these emerging artists in Turkey. Furthermore, Gama aims to contribute to the Turkish contemporary art scene by exhibiting artists from North America and Europe in Istanbul. This not only brings a positive element to the different approaches to contemporary art in Istanbul, but also creates an exchange of artistic ideas and cultural nuances.
With its focus being its contributions to the Turkish contemporary art scene, Gama further aims to bring this idea of artistic exchange to an international level.
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