Waking up on New Years to the news of yet another horrific terror attack in my city. This time, right down the road from where I live, at a nightclub I've passed hundreds of times. After a December of bombings and insecurity, I am filled with sadness and uncertainty for the future. Will we stay or go?
Immersing myself in the topography of the city, meditating on the colors of my palate as the water flowed on the page creating land masses, highways, and, of course the Bosphorus Strait, was calming and healing on this first day of 2017.