Ibrahim and his wife Cigdem are from Turkey. They moved to Canada with two children to find more opportunities in their life and education for the children.
It has been a half year since they have settled in Kamloops, and they are enjoying a new life here. They are full of positive energy and excitement for a new start
So, when I was talking with them on FaceTime, I decided to reflect on their positive
energy onto the canvas.
Canada is known for the cultural mosaic that immigrants from all over the world live together. Also, Turkey is known for its beautiful mosaic patterns as well. So,
I came up with an idea to combine Canadian and Turkish symbols together to
portray the conjunction of two cultures.
The doves represent Ibrahim’s family and all immigrant families coming to
Canada with hope and dreams.