Through the Looking Glass
Bilge Nur Saltik
Through the Looking Glass is a collection of scarves and scarf rings which work together and satisfy the human desire to look beyond the surface and see what lies beneath. The ring becomes an instrument to refract our vision, showing the detail of the weave and the resolution of the print. It distorts the patterns into wild, unpredictable shapes and colours.
Like ripples in a pond, sand dunes in a desert or waves of sound, nature presents us with patterns of regularity and harmony. As humans we have always had the urge to look further than this tranquil surface. Science has shown us the microscopic and even molecular structures that make up our world. What we discovered were complex and wild landscapes of small particles and energy.
The scarves are fine silk surfaces of graphic pattern, with hardly any volume or substance. The scarf rings are clear, handmade, almost invisible glass volumes. The scarves have been designed as abstracted visions of nature’s perfection. The rings are designed to question it.
The silk scarves are digitally printed in England and the scarf rings are handmade by glassmakers and jewellers in Istanbul.