A Persian Garden
       
     
  A Persian Garden , view from entrance   A Persian Garden  was conceived as a kind of vault for works of a highly autobiographical nature. A 15 x 20 foot room was built, with a transparent drop ceiling and concrete floor installed, to create an intimate and luminous space unlike the larger exhibition space.  Within this space is a single sculpture, entitled  Backyard , and surrounding it, a series of paintings. The paintings and sculpture are drawn from my time living in pre-Revolution Iran, from 1974 to 1978.  On the outside walls of the room hang grisaille paintings, collectively entitled  Rosetta Stone  - these are based on photographs taken during the  takeover of the American embassy in November 1979.
       
     
  Backyard   Materials include: MDF, balsa wood, acrylic, aluminum, Plexiglas, marble dust, modeling paste, and salt
       
     
 detail,  Backyard
       
     
  Caspian Sea Hyatt , oil on linen, 22 x 31 inches, 2008
       
     
  Thin Ice,  oil on linen, 22 x 32 inches, 2008
       
     
  1974 Buick,  oil on linen, 22 x 30 inches, 2008
       
     
  Backyard (Lamb),  oil on linen, 24 x 30 inches, 2008
       
     
  1979 , oil on linen, 24 x 30 inches, 2008
       
     
  Rosetta Stone: 1979 , oil on linen mounted on panel, 16 x 20 inches, 2008
       
     
  Rosetta Stone , oil on linen, 18 x 21 inches, 2008
       
     
  Rosetta Stone , oil on linen, 12 x 15 inches, 2008
       
     
A Persian Garden
       
     
A Persian Garden

Installation at Aidekman Center for the Arts at Tufts University, Medford, MA

Sept – November 2008

  A Persian Garden , view from entrance   A Persian Garden  was conceived as a kind of vault for works of a highly autobiographical nature. A 15 x 20 foot room was built, with a transparent drop ceiling and concrete floor installed, to create an intimate and luminous space unlike the larger exhibition space.  Within this space is a single sculpture, entitled  Backyard , and surrounding it, a series of paintings. The paintings and sculpture are drawn from my time living in pre-Revolution Iran, from 1974 to 1978.  On the outside walls of the room hang grisaille paintings, collectively entitled  Rosetta Stone  - these are based on photographs taken during the  takeover of the American embassy in November 1979.
       
     

A Persian Garden, view from entrance

A Persian Garden was conceived as a kind of vault for works of a highly autobiographical nature. A 15 x 20 foot room was built, with a transparent drop ceiling and concrete floor installed, to create an intimate and luminous space unlike the larger exhibition space.

Within this space is a single sculpture, entitled Backyard, and surrounding it, a series of paintings. The paintings and sculpture are drawn from my time living in pre-Revolution Iran, from 1974 to 1978.

On the outside walls of the room hang grisaille paintings, collectively entitled Rosetta Stone - these are based on photographs taken during the takeover of the American embassy in November 1979.

  Backyard   Materials include: MDF, balsa wood, acrylic, aluminum, Plexiglas, marble dust, modeling paste, and salt
       
     

Backyard

Materials include: MDF, balsa wood, acrylic, aluminum, Plexiglas, marble dust, modeling paste, and salt

 detail,  Backyard
       
     

detail, Backyard

  Caspian Sea Hyatt , oil on linen, 22 x 31 inches, 2008
       
     

Caspian Sea Hyatt, oil on linen, 22 x 31 inches, 2008

  Thin Ice,  oil on linen, 22 x 32 inches, 2008
       
     

Thin Ice, oil on linen, 22 x 32 inches, 2008

  1974 Buick,  oil on linen, 22 x 30 inches, 2008
       
     

1974 Buick, oil on linen, 22 x 30 inches, 2008

  Backyard (Lamb),  oil on linen, 24 x 30 inches, 2008
       
     

Backyard (Lamb), oil on linen, 24 x 30 inches, 2008

  1979 , oil on linen, 24 x 30 inches, 2008
       
     

1979, oil on linen, 24 x 30 inches, 2008

  Rosetta Stone: 1979 , oil on linen mounted on panel, 16 x 20 inches, 2008
       
     

Rosetta Stone: 1979, oil on linen mounted on panel, 16 x 20 inches, 2008

  Rosetta Stone , oil on linen, 18 x 21 inches, 2008
       
     

Rosetta Stone, oil on linen, 18 x 21 inches, 2008

  Rosetta Stone , oil on linen, 12 x 15 inches, 2008
       
     

Rosetta Stone, oil on linen, 12 x 15 inches, 2008