Digital print on paper
Everyday is my exploration of my emotional responses to my daily physical routine and endless ordinary jobs in my life. In this project, I took 28 photographs of my kitchen sink every day at times when no one was in the house; times that allude to solitude and emptiness. I aimed to explore the overlapping time of finishing the cleaning and the time that I could possibly devote to myself with no interruption. Every photograph refers to different times of the day depending on when I could find the right moment to let me sink into my feelings and myself. When I am standing by my kitchen sink, I feel empty, yet filled with the idea of home and the required household tasks to be done. The empty basin and full basin of my sink work together to expose and reflect my ideas of home, nostalgia and even my thoughts. I occasionally purposely slow down washing the dishes to give more time to myself and wait to get a kind of satisfactory feeling of my day. By digitally printing each photograph in the size of my sink (45 x 71 cm), every single work not only speaks of embracing home in my domestic place, but also each work shows how far and how repeatedly I can symbolically dig into my personality, feelings, and thoughts to feel at home.
Everyday shows how I intended to symbolise my feelings, and reflects my emphasis on the idea of repetition in order to better understand how I can express myself through my relationship with a domestic place. Using my kitchen for multiple purposes makes me more conscious and aware of my cultural background and being a female artist.
Each work of my kitchen sink holds philosophical and intellectual thoughts about my personality, my culture, and tradition and my rights for privacy. Unconsciously, the kitchen becomes a chosen place for my deep silence and attention to my concerns and myself, and has become a place that holds my emotions, unspoken desires, unfinished ideas, and still moments for another day and another time.
All the works are printed in the exact size of my kitchen sink, 42 x 71 cm on paper.