This project is a collection of breast molds taken from women of all ages and backgrounds who reside in Istanbul. Every week there would be a gathering and women would make food, drink wine or tea and begin discussing their bodies. The molds were taken during these weekly gatherings and the conversations and experiences of the women inspired the installation.
Wrought iron is used pervasively in Turkey as a safety measure, covering windows and balconies and any open spaces of the home. It allows privacy and security, and yet is also highly ornamental in its design. This ornamentation is juxtaposed by the stark white shell of the breast moulds. What do we see in a woman's breast: Is it natural to be naked? Is it a maternal organ or a sexual one, is it a vital part or a decorative part, and is it sacred or can it be publicly displayed?