Tijen The Turk detail

Tijen The Turk detail

Tijen the Turk is an exploration of the forgotten women in Turkish history and culture. Standing proud and confident, Tijen gazes at her audience adorned in warrior’s attire. Behind her are three panels in archaic Turkish alphabet that praise a nameless and genderless archer. The piece resembles a cardboard promotional display for a popular action hero character, however, she is not the “popular” representation of the traditional Turkish woman as she is neither submissive, nor oppressed.