tears for fears

Ela Cindoruk

Photo credit: Mehmet Mutaf

Istanbul, Turkey

13.5 x 14.5 inches

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“Tears For Fears”, Bustier, 1999
18K Gold, hand carved glass

I made this work when I was 35 years old.
The time I realized that being a woman in this world is difficult.
Since then nothing changed, and it gets tougher and tougher…

Had a Bachelor of Arts Industrial Design degree from METU, later studied Jewelry at Parsons School, New York. In 1993 co-founded ECNP Jewelry Studio in Istanbul with Nazan Pak. Alongside her work as a jewelry maker, has designed products, awards, gives lectures. Received Red Dot Design Award in 2012.

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