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"Its meaning is deep, vast, profound... The wing-fluttering of a woman's femininity, belatedly transitioning in a confined body, towards the sky, towards freedom. Blue signifies the sky in me, and the sky is a bird, and a bird is freedom.

Nail polish, for me, was the first step I took towards my femininity, counting the days to freedom in a decaying body embraced by flesh and bars, where I felt no sense of belonging. And then? Blue brought along other colours, and my life became more colourful."

Blue Nail Polish

Belongs to Deniz

Photograph: Zeynep Ayta, 2023

Object no. 2333405

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