Ayse Sirin Budak, originally from Istanbul, is a New York based, self taught artist. She mainly creates in mixed media on cotton paper or linen canvas. Her media choices consist mostly of cotton thread, acrylic paint, natural ink, and fabric. Her pieces embody the beauty of imperfection, which becomes amplified due to the uniqueness and imperfections of the cotton paper and linen canvas. Ayse lives with her husband and their two daughters.