Burden 1 a handwoven leather sculpture or basket by Turkish Artist Esna Su. Esna now lives in London . She is inspired by Syrian refugees that havea fcled Syrian and moved to Turkey . These pieces are like a still life woven and moulded with items that they have picked up that are precious to them , more sentimental rather than of value. This pieces is designed to be worn on the head. Which can now be hung to cast amazing shadows .
ESNA Su breathes stories into materials to create evocative handcrafted pieces . Her body of work subtly explores the issues of identity and memory and how these are shaken in the context of political instability.She envelops her pieces with heritage, as she uses traditional Turkish techniques of weaving , twining and crochet. Yet they mutate into wearable sculptures as she translates them into her own language. Almost a continuation of the body, their organic structure gives form to unseen layers of emotions, memories and sensations. These emanate from the crafted paper rush, vegetable tanned leather and patterned fabric. Through irregular form and shapes , she exposes the burden of displacement but also sketches an aspiration towards protection and preservation. By underlining this dialogue between absence and embodiment she expresses complex yet narrative journeys.