Tugba Kop

"My aim is to create awareness of song lyrics that play into rape culture. These often go unnoticed, yet the ideas become so engrained in our culture. 

By hijacking the iconic aesthetic of the popular music video for Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines', I have transformed the simple layout and hashtag to serve a different purpose.”

I am a BA (Hons) Illustration graduate from Kingston University. You can find me and my sewing machine in the outer suburbs of London.

My work is very textile based, but everything starts with the good old fashioned pencil and paper! Observational drawing is at the foundation of everything I do. I combined my sewing abilities with my passion for drawing and this is what happened! I work at Sew Over It, a sewing cafe in Clapham London, I teach Machine Embroidery classes there and also illustrated the sewing patterns and kits that we produce."