"Trellis of My Mind" of 1998 is a narrow 20-m frieze made of 300 colour religious illustrations from Islamic, Christian and Jewish manuscripts. It is one of the most important museum works by the artist presented, among others, during
Documenta in Kassel. The illustrations, copied on a transparent foil, overlap and interpenetrate, revealing the similarity of structures and motives that make up the iconography of the three great monotheistic religions. By blurring boundaries between the religions, the work constructs a virtual space of religious roots common to all people, thus creating the frame of collective cultural memory, which is usually inaccessible to us, people imprisoned behind the “bars of the mind”.
Medium: illustrations from Islamic, Christian and Jewish manuscripts copied onto transparent fil
Format: 3 panels 30 x 150 cm (each)
Ownership form: collection Source: Rampa Gallery Istanbul Index: MSN: 4300-05/2015 Acquisition date: Sep 4, 2015 Financing source: Cofinanced by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage under the 'National collections of contemporary art 2015' priority