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I am Burcu, an artist, designer interested in traditional arts of Islamic world and Indian-Vedic culture; inspired especially by Mughal and Karamemi florals. Focusing on gardens and landscapes I create miniature paintings with a modern touch.
I was born to architect parents; from the age of seven I took private art classes from Aysel Çırpanlı, an esteemed artist in Izmir, for ten years. After graduating from American Collegiate Institute (ACI) my education in Landscape Architecture at Ege University began. From there I graduated with honors degree and received my BLA diploma. I was accepted to Harvard University's Design School for the Masters in Landscape Architecture program which I never attended. Instead I went to Maharishi University of Management in USA where I obtained my MA in sculpture. During my studies I was introduced to Vedic Sciences such as Sthapatya Veda, Ayurveda, and Research in Consciousness.
Due to my growing interest in traditional Turkish art practices, after returning home I started to attend classes offered by Memnune Birkan, one of the most important 'tezhip' artists of Ankara and Turkiye. in general Fınaly in 2017 I took an advanced aromatherapy course in Holland in a very special setting which inspired me to start painting again but this time my work came out to be miniature paintings.