Trip to wonderland
Photo transfer acrylic on canvas 60x90 cm 2016
We live in a time of great upheavals and transitions. War, natural disasters, new diseases, scientific and technological discoveries, and amongst all these forces human beings must find their way simply to live their lives. I have lived for significant periods of my life In Iran, in Germany, and now in Western Canada. In my moves from one country to another, I have seen many people in migration, some for professional reasons, some to escape war, all in search of harmony. My work explores the forces of historical change and the metaphors we associate with them. In the paintings, architecture represents what we value in culture (in my case, my Persian heritage); the people represent family and community; and the figure of the artist is both myself as an observer and any creator who offers us the possibility of bridging differences and understanding what we all have in common.