For you to find me
Wood, glass, straw umbrella,
metal and candles
The Suicide of Chares
Wood, glass, stone and rope
For You to Find Me alludes to a fictional spot created to build this object emphasizing a common aspect that unites Eastern and Western cultures, which is the strong religious influence still existent in the social structure of both societies. The installation resembles a chapel, an oratory, a lantern, or a lighthouse. Candles were put on during the night, making it the only bright spot on the horizon in the midst of darkness. The work was made out of materials found in the area, such as discarded window-panes, a wood pallet, stones from the bed of the ocean and a straw-made beach umbrella.
The work The Suicide of Chares alludes to the relationship between the artist, the work, and the public. Chares was the creator of the monument The Colossus of Rhodes, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, considered as the greatest work of Chares. Besides its greatness, this work led Chares to commit suicide shortly after its conclusion, ashamed by the little public recognition at the time.
Both works were produced during the EEA Residence Program 2012, in Turkey.