Depicted with two faces, first watches the ones who arrive and se cond who leaves, like a guard protecting the city. All the beginnings and ends of time, all the changes, transitions and transformations; what is happening and what will happen is under his watch. Janus, with his power to control time has the appearance of a young man on one side and an old man on the other, symbolizing the past and the future.
According to an old tale; in Ancient Greece, the glasses that two friends clinked at the last dinner they had together has shattered. In order to feel together while being apart, they decide to carry the pieces of broken glasses over their hearts. They named this little pieces as ”Simbolin” and with time it became “symbol” . Symbols transform meanings into a singular visual, carries tales from invisible to visible. Winter ends, spring comes. The days pass, years change, time flies. Life ends and begins once again, ones who born grows. The harmony of human nature and the universe is in a continuous cycle. What is going to happen is uncertain – and that is what people always complains about. With the uncertainty of time, the gates that Janus protects always opens to heaven.
The collection formed with expressions of an entity or value, the symbols expresses meanings beyond themselves. Celebrating whats universal, Janus collection brings together many symbols, signs and icons. Little pieces we carry on ourselves are the collective memory of what humanity thought, felt and dreamt.