Hagia Tiles

 

 

As our founding principles, we digitalize and immortalize interaction points between East and West. In short, we define it as Global Cultural Values.

 

This collection will be based on tiles from all around the world. Each tile is extracted from a different part of the world and re-constructed by Hagia Team.

 

Our tiles are inspired by the representation of the infinity of heaven through flowers and plants. This usage of tulips is common in Islamic Tile art. We have de-constructed our tiles with modern colors.

 
 
Lydia Collection x Jeanna Ghirghi

 

Our piece was inspired by the discontinued 100 Swiss Franc banknote.

On the original piece, there is L’Homme qui marche I (The Walking Man I or The Striding Man I, lit. The Man who Walks I) created by Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti in 1961.

The piece is described as “both a humble image of an ordinary man, and a potent symbol of humanity”.Giacometti is said to have viewed “the natural equilibrium of the stride” as a symbol of “man’s own life force”.

In our artwork, we reimagined the bronze sculptures and characterized them with state of feeling. More specifically, the blue man represents depression, red is anxiety, yellow was made to embody toxic positivity and gluttony, and the white evokes a sense of pondering or wonderment. Also, we tried to recreate background with buzz of modern day humanity.

Our piece was done on same size with the original banknote itself. Fun Fact: In Switzerland the longer the bill the more its worth.

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Hagia X Mosaic Collection #Hagia Sophia

 

Hagia Sophia undoubletly is a global cultural monument, served as a church for 916 years, 481 as a mosque and 80 years as a museum.

The mosaic above located at the south entrance of Hagia Sophia.

On the right you can see the Emperor Constantine who decleared Byzantium as the new capital of New Rome later changed to Constantinoples. At the mosaic, he is presenting Constantinoples to Virgin Mary.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Hagia X Lydia Collection #China

 

This is the #1st piece of Lydia collection created with Clark.

Our piece was inspired by the Chinese Yuan which was distributed in 2000.

The People’s Bank of China issued Chinese Yuan banknotes in 7 different denominations, including this 100 Chinese Yuan commemorative banknote (2000 Millennium Dragon). The People’s Bank of China started issuing these 100 Chinese Yuan banknotes in 2000. They were withdrawn from circulation in 2000.

Hagia Lydia collection is a group of artist dedicated to revive dead banknotes with a “flair”.

Dragon was redesigned by Clark and background was redesigned by Hagia.

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Solomon’s Knot X Hagia

 

Our piece was inspired by a global common motif,
SOLOMON’s KNOT,
which we can see from the Middle East to Europe, from Central Asian rugs to African crowns.

You can see landscape interpretations in our piece.

This landscape texture represents the uniqueness of every story about Solomon’s Knot and its universality.

 
Ancient Pergamon X Hagia

 

Our piece is inspired by the ancient city Pergamon and Asclepeions.
There are snake interpretations in our piece because

The first example of the symbol of medicine, snake entwined caduceus, was founded in Asclepion in Pergamon, today Izmir.

Pergamon is located in the Aegean and was an important city in the ancient world.

Asclepion, a healing temple dedicated to Asclepius(doctor-demigod in Greek mythology), was built in Pergamon 4th century BC.
Marcus Aurelius was cured in Pergamon.

A patient was rejected from Asklepion because it was understood he was poisoned. As walking through the sacred path of Asklepion, he fell down and saw 2 snakes.

The two snakes were at the top of a bowl of milk, they poured their poisons into the milk.

After a while, the man got up and was healed. Thus, the first antidote was found. From that moment, the symbol of medicine has had two snakes on it.

This piece is dedicated to health workers!

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The Tree of Life X Hagia

 

The tree is a powerful symbol of fertility and immortality, luck and abundance, health and healing in world history. In terms of balancing many natural phenomena, the tree has been the protector of humans with its miraculous properties.

The tree of life motif represents the interconnected nature of everything in the universe. The Tree of Life, which is the symbol of birth and death, existence and absence, is considered sacred in World culture and mythology.

It reminds us that we are dependent on and in need of them, just like our forests that are burning right now. The tree of life serves us as an indicator of our universal rooted connection with and dependence on Mother Earth.

The sale will be donated to afforestation efforts in the world. (Spain, Turkey, the US, Greece..) !

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Amazon Women X Solomon’s Knot

 

Our motif has been used since ancient times and symbol of prestige, importance, beauty. This motif can be seen in Samsun where Amazon Women were lived. Amazon Women are one of the most important symbols of women who stand out with their success and intelligence in the male-dominated world today. According to the legend, Amazons were defeated and exiled to an island. After that, They cut their hair and bury them in the ground to save themselves.Over time, these hairs sprout and become tobacco.

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LGBT+ X Pitrak Motif

 

Our motif can be seen mostly in traditional Turkish rugs. This motif is called “Pitrak” and it is designed to protect people from the “evil eyes of people around them.” When we heard about the LGBT+ stories in Turkey, we realized that “eyes” were big enemies.
We dedicated the Pitrak motif to the LGBT+ community and İhsan Hala to sincerely take one little step to protect people from “evil eyes”.