Leyla Taranto salvaged the decorative scrap wood that she used to create the Remains collection from the floor of an Istanbul frame shop where framers had discarded it in the process of crafting custom art frames.

Giving the embellished fragments new life, in a one of a kind or limited editions,

Taranto explores the nature of what we consider “precious”, imbuing what was once disposable with value that transcends its material value.

Leyla Taranto