See all 2019 brains in the pond at Nathan Phillips Square in July!
This monstrous brain design suggests a playful and colourful way to get rid of negativity and gain happiness. It catches and destroys bad spirits. It has multiple eyes to help spot the negativity. It has a double-sided mouth, which swallows fear and sadness, and appears on both sides. The double mouth offers double protection from evil. Healer snakes help to destroy evil and heal the brain with their special antidote any time the brain gets injured. The sharp drawings show the power of the brain and vivid colours support the power effect and add positivity.
Basak Cansu Guvenkaya is a contemporary sculptor, painter and mixed media artist. She completed her formal studies in sculpture at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University (Istanbul) in 2016 and received first place in the Sakip Sabancı Foundation Art Awards. She has participated in numerous exhibitions, art fairs, symposiums and competitions around the world in countries such as Australia, Germany, the UK, Italy and Turkey.
Currently Basak is working on her Master’s degree from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University. She is also doing research about indigenous people around the world and the protecting and healing functions of their sculptures.
Basak’s sculptures and paintings suggest a playful and colourful way to get rid of negativity and gain happiness. Her artworks encapsulate an expression and a protection against evils of the world, creating a space where evil and fear do not exist; an imaginary world of its own.