Woman, Life, Freedom
Women, Life, Freedom
As an artist, I have been deeply influenced by the social and political issues that have plagued my homeland. Through my new series, Woman, Life, Freedom, I explore the ongoing struggles of women in Iran and their fight for basic human rights. My works are a reaction to the contemporary history of Iran, which I have personally experienced and been affected by.
Through my art, I aim to raise awareness and inspire change, reminding the audience of their role in shaping history and destiny. Mirrors are incorporated into some pieces to symbolize this role and to create a space for change and awareness. The recent deaths of Jina-Mahsa Amini and other girls under the age of 18 have brought international attention to the human rights violations taking place in Iran, and my artwork addresses these issues and brings awareness to the plight of those living on the edge.
The use of the colors black and red is prominent in my artwork, representing the dark and troubled history of Iran, as well as the bloodshed and wounds throughout the country’s history. Black symbolizes mourning, imbecility, and stagnation, while red represents anger and a call to action. The historical objects I incorporate into my works, such as old sewing machines and women’s shoes, serve as a reminder of the history of women’s issues and the need to learn from the past to shape a better future.
My artwork serves as a reaction to the ongoing struggles of women in Iran and the violation of basic human rights. Through the use of mirrors, colors, and historical objects, I aim to create awareness and inspire change, reminding the audience of their role in shaping history and destiny.