Çavuşoğlu’s own location in the Eastern Mediterranean has directed her to the pinus brutia tree, witness to rapid environmental changes, the movement of peoples, and in recent years, victim to widespread wildfires. Çavuşoğlu extracts pigment from the bark of such pine trees, which she uses to dye fabric. This fabric is then suspended in the form of a column, evoking the very tree trunks from which the pigment is derived.
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View from the exhibition TunState, Museo Jumex, Mexico City, 2023. Photo by Ramiro Chaves.
*Excerpt from the press release by Rattanamol Singh Johal
Pinus, 2022. Patterns on fabrics dyed with pine tree bark.