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Drawings by industrial design major in UH Digital Library

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An installation of drawings titled “The Shortest Distance, an Accidental Series,” which was on display in the William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library from February – August 2016, is now on view in the UH Digital Library.  The artist, Talha Kabasakal, is a junior majoring in industrial design who plans to design cars after graduation.  His series of works in ink on paper draws upon the visual culture of his native Turkey and his interest in car design.  The artist has played upon the notion of a personal geographic dichotomy by juxtaposing two places, two different countries – the familiar and the foreign, the old and the new, the past and the future.  Though each occupies discrete space, isolated at opposite sides of the composition, the two are connected by a bridge.  The artist expresses the belief that there should always be a bridge, a connection representing hope, remembrance, love…

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