This is the first heart I made. It is called “Turk’s Diet.” I used different kind of grains and pasta as my medium. I incorporated chickpeas, couscous, rice, and pasta for the filling. I tried to use a cup of Turkish Tea and red pepper flakes as the focal point of the work. Also I tried to use the red color as a contrast with the natural colors. I used real texture for the work, and tried to achieve near-symmetrical balance. It has a repetitive rhythm. As a background I used my cooking/preparation surface. I used these foods in my heart, because they are my staple diet, and they are what keep me alive and functioning.