In 1990 Eti Koen attended Linda Robinson’s classical patchwork classes at the Turkish-American University Association.
However, shortly after, she started looking for more. As a part of her admiration for Ottoman and Turkish patterns, she decided to seek ways of incorporating them to this new style. This experience helped her develop her technique, which is named ‘’ Fabric Fusion ‘’ and is an original technique that is formed by the blend of drawing, painting, writing, embroidery and traditional patchwork. Fabric Fusion is the discovery of a new life through the impressions of traditional motifs, original stories, epics, weddings, sufferings, births. In short, all textures in life combined with other experiences which are interwoven into fabric.
She chose Ottoman Miniature Art as her starting point, but then started creating original themes of her own. Traditional motifs, Istanbul’s views and Sephardic Immigration are the samples of this unique work. From this experimental process, she opened her personal exhibitions and took part in joining exhibitions as well.
By passing over her technique to her students, she is opening the doors for expressing Ottoman and Islamic Motifs with different ways of using fabric.
Between 2003 and 2013 Eti has exhibited and participated in various exhibitions in Mersin, Ankara and İstanbul. In 2010 the artist exhibited in Harbiye Military Museum which is one of the most important museums in İstanbul. In 2014 and 2015 her artworks have been shown in different cities such as Germany and Switzerland. In 2018 she participated in “1492: Göke” Exhibition organised by Yunus Emre Institute in London at La Galleria Pall Mall.
Eti is an amazing artist who beautifully achieved to transmit her emotion and energy onto fabric canvas.