Scraps transformed into sculptures with new project
KOCAELİ - Anatolia News Agency
The project makes people to see everyone can be a part of the art world.Various sculptures are being created using industrial waste products within the scope of a project organized by the Vehbi Koc Foundation, titled “Artists of Industry.”
The aim of the project is to make people to see that everyone can be a part of the art world, the project’s art director Pınar Çimen said.
Within the project workers at a factory formed teams with each team beginning to take art lessons. At first some workers were very upset at being forced to take art lessons, Çimen said, but over time they got used to it.
However, some of the workers did not attend the exhibition opening and a few of them said they thought the process of making sculptures was a very hard task.
After the project was started the workers began to have fun and experience a nice time, Çimen said, adding that many of the workers had previously thought that art was an elite hobby and that only the bourgeoisie participated in the art world.
However, thanks to the lessons they’ve taken their perception and ideas on art have changed, she said.