This is the scene from my hometown which is located in the southern part of Turkey, called Adana.
I left Adana in 2009 for studying at a university in Istanbul when I was 18. Since then, for the first 2 years of my university education, I was no longer feeling either belong to Istanbul or Adana. I was in between, carrying both cities' cultural features. At some point, that feeling has become usual.
I belonged nowhere. I also noticed that I was unable to settle in one place for no longer than 10 years. It reflects how nomad I am and how much I like being nomadic. While I was in Turkey, even though there were considerable differences between those two big cities, I have never felt it that much because I was able to visit my hometown whenever I want. After I got here, to Canada, a year ago, I started to see how my city, Adana, is actually one of a kind with all those weird stuff in it, that we mostly embrace without questioning. In this painting, as one of my classmates described it as a rear-view mirror, which I find quite accurate because it indicates the past as if I'm looking back, I used one of the oldest sketches as a reference that I drew by using my left hand as a right-handed person. As people mostly tend to refer to scenes from their pasts with very well-drawn and painted figures and stuff, I'd like to describe this painting, as if it is painted by a kid imagining the future and free from any design principles.