The pillow: an intimate object made solely for the purpose of the body’s comfort. A corporeal softness is translated through alchemy into the sensual hardness of metal.
The figures in these paintings seek to define themselves and their relationships in a mysteriously layered realm where paths are broken and instructions are scattered about.
A resident of Lambertville, NJ since 2002, Aylin was raised in the suburbs of Boston as the first daughter of a Turkish mother and a Jewish father. This unusual combination has been an influence in her fascination with perceived versus actual identity. Coming from a line of "domestic goddesses" their skill with crafts such as sewing and crochet left a lasting impression on her aesthetic explorations. With a BFA from Mason Gross at Rutgers University and a MA of Ed from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, Aylin continues her artmaking practice while working full-time as a nonprofit arts professional, caring for her two boys, and volunteering in the community. Aylin has shown her work in galleries, museums, and art centers throughout the region including Philadelphia, Princeton, Trenton, and Lambertville NJ.