Between the Lines
Sevcan began using lines to express herself from a very young age. Language with it's strict rules
were never enough, but lines were limitless. She begun her journey using a vast range of colours until
she settled for shades of two or three at maximum.
Natural lines have always fascinated Sevcan. First, lines found in the human form and then those found in nature especially within trees. She often combines them to represent Dependent Origination, that no thing spontaneously exists all on its own. All things are influenced by many others. All phenomena, including both physical and mental, have many contributing factors and conditions of causation. We are all a part of the greater whole and the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Sevcan has always included circles in her work and has even written and illustrated a story about it entitled Relationshapes. She later became entranced with the Japanese ensō, a circle hand-drawn in one or two uninhibited brushstrokes to express a moment when the mind is free to let the body create. It symbolises absolute enlightenment, strength, elegance, the universe, and mu (the void).
Sevcan is one of the founding members of Kurdish Art Fair, a biannual exhibition celebrating history and culture. She participates in Carshalton Artist's Open Studios every year and is a member of Arts Network Sutton. Sevcan also designs music album artwork for bands.