Where East Meets West
Istanbul is a magical city. No matter how many times one visits, there is always treasure to be found in a hidden alley or in a newly-discovered part of the city. I lived in Ankara which was an hour away by plane and I travelled to Istanbul often. It was always exciting, always new, and definitely never boring. I had my go-to restaurants and shops, but I also loved the unpredictability of just going for a walk in a new direction. Turkey inspires a lot of my work; sometimes very directly such as this map, and sometimes in a more subtle way. I hope to visit again one day and show my son this beautiful city!