Dance of Sense

Mixed Media on copper and brass

Dance of Sense


Dance of Sense is a collection of mixed media and collage pieces on copper and brass that were inspired by the works of contemporary Iranian poets such as Forough Farrokhzad and Ahmad Shamloo. As a trained Persian calligrapher, I sought to integrate my passion for painting with the beautiful and balanced forms of calligraphy. I studied two types of Persian calligraphy (Nastaliq & cursive Nastaliq) at one of the most renowned calligraphy institutes in Iran and completed all my courses successfully.

From the outset, I challenged traditional calligraphic practices by using non-standard size pens and painting colors other than traditional calligraphy ink. Through years of practice and exploration, I established my own voice in my artwork. I continued to break traditional calligraphic rules and combined my painting and calligraphy to create beautiful and ingenious works.

In creating Dance of Sense, I used copper and brass metals with mirror-like effects and the ability to combine with chemicals to produce colors such as traditional green, which holds a special meaning in Iranian culture. These unique materials provided me with the ability to create beautiful and artistic works.

Through my artwork, I sought to capture the essence of contemporary Persian poetry, specifically the works of Farrokhzad and Shamloo, and to express the dance that I experience in my soul. The collection represents my interpretation of their poetry and my artistic vision.

Dance of Sense is a manifestation of my passion for combining calligraphy and painting to create beautiful, unique, and artistic pieces that reflect the essence of contemporary Iranian poetry.

Bahar daee, Art, Artist, Iranian Artist, painting, painter, iranian painter