But I Kept Going, 2017-2022
Fine art print on Hahnemühle photo rag ultra smooth 305 g/m² mounted on alu-dibond
90 × 270 cm
But I kept going is an abstract panoramic sunset / horizon landscape consisting of 4768 horizontal lines, each 270 cm long, 0.1 mm thick, in 3 primary colours. The total length of the lines used to create the work represents the 8-mile distance Ameer Mehtr swam from Kuşadası (Turkey) to Samos Island (Greece) in 2015 to the EU.
The two of the three primary colours (yellow and blue) used in the work is taken from EU flag and the red is taken from Turkish flag.
Installation view; “Would you still love me if I painted parrots all day?” exhibition, Dirimart, Istanbul
photos 1,2,3,4,8: Nazlı Erdemirel