Name Nazli Oluz
Tell us a little about the work you’ve made for Make Sense?
My focus was on objects and how they can be used to tell stories or to learn about someone’s personality. I created a journal using images of objects as well as physical records of actions such as ticket stubs and receipts, and combined all of these with digital collage.
My half-fiction story for the journal was an imaginative character that needs to finish a task, getting lost in her daydreams and failing to complete it in the end. This gave me the opportunity to apply all that I know on narration and create a visual story that transforms from bright, clean and ordered to dark, messy and fragmented.
What made you decide you wanted to make work about this?
I wanted to find out about the relationship with materials, as well as fragments of one’s personality. I enjoy to find out about people through observations like a detective game.
What part of the process did you enjoy the most?
I loved working with collage and transforming all the physical objects, textures and papers in my collection.
What was the biggest challenge?
The biggest challenge for me was coherence while I created the storyboard and I learned a lot of new techniques at the end.
What are your plans now?
I’m really interested in becoming a concept artist, designing surreal environments and characters, so these days I’m working very hard to improve my skills and learn more about the design process.