Eryigit, Sebnem

I graduated from Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical School in 1991 and
later became a specialist in Anesthesiology and Critical Care at Ege
University in Izmir, Turkey.
I worked in operation rooms and Critical Care Units of various private
hospitals in Istanbul with titles including Anesthesiology Specialist and Head
of Critical Care Unit for 25 years.
I have been making sculptures since 2005 and created my works at the
ceramics atelier in Istanbul until 2014 and expanded my base in sculpting and
ceramics by taking Course of Figurative Sculpture in Clay with Kyu Yamamoto
and Wheel throwing with Doris Connor classes in St.Petersburg, Florida in
2014-2015. I attended Arts in Medicine Summer Intensive Training
Certification Program at the University of Florida and also have got another
Certificate of Creating for the Health of It from UF in 2015. In June 2020 I
attended in History of Art class of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and
got a Certificate of European Paintings from Leonardo to Rembrandt to
Goya. I participated in several group exhibitions in Istanbul, Turkey, and St.
Petersburg FL, Pensacola FL, the USA between 2009-2021.
My solo sculpture exhibition ” A Journey Within” was in Istanbul in January
My works are inquiring deeply and trying to figure out our reason for
existence. Sculpting with clay brings me closer to nature and our own
existence at every step. My sculptures range between abstract and figurative
representations. I focus primarily on the themes of knowing oneself,
connecting to oneself, self-reflection, unearthing the inner world, and
influential emotions that drive us from the areas of unconsciousness,
expressing these in a clear and straightforward way without needing words
I have been making marbling art (EBRU ART) since 2015 as well. In my
marblings, I utilize contemporary, abstract designs transferring to paper,
fabrics, woods, ceramic bisque, and ceramic sculpture. Continuing to make
my works in ceramics and marbling art in my atelier in Pensacola, Florida