Persian word for circle)
I believe my identity is formed by my Persian culture heritage, and
that my art work is derived from childhood experiences, rooted in
the architecture, colours, patterns and spiritual symbols I absorbed
as I matured. I am aware this heritage is being lost in a world of
technology and consumerism that disdain's the old and traditional.
The Prehistoric Era of the landmass formerly as Persia, but now
known as Iran, has been called the cradle of civilisation by western
historians. Here, the worlds earliest known artists(5000 BC) turned
to the natural world for models of pattern and design. Makings on
clay evolved into form and pattern.
My creativity depends on the symbolic values, determined by my
heritage, of geometrical forms, especially the circle .I perceive
this cultural inheritance as one rooted in an ancient Persian
mythology, which reveals a deep respect for Nature while using a
spiritual language of symbols. But this heritage has been entwined
with Islam faith and its artistic respect for rhythmical design and
calligraphy, a written language. Thus, my intuitive artistic voice
comes from a Persian-Islamic culture, which has a very long history.
I determined to establish a scientific pattern between history ,
religious tradition and contemporary creativity, with particular
reference to my response to Persian geometry and symbolism. I offer
descriptions of my own work ,which expresses the symbolism of the
circle and respect for the natural world.
Persian artists perceived that the circle is a primary structure in the
design of nature and they gave this shape symbolic values one wholeness
,unity and spiritual significance. In my Persian jewellery collection ,
I use etching, enamelling, referring to a widespread craft in Persia.