We have seen some pretty interesting materials substituted for canvasses but perhaps what Dilek Karaçayır uses for her paintings is the most Turkish one yet.
About a year ago, 53-year-old Karaçayır decided to put to use all the tea bags she had used and incorporate them into her art. She started creating interesting artworks on dried tea bags and filters, decorating them with watercolor or acrylic paints.
Last week she held an exhibition titled "Dem" ("Brew") to display her unique work in western Izmir province where she lives. She said she chose the word "dem" to represent both the brewed tea and a brew of the past.
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