neither of the land nor the sky
Ink, charcoal and graphite on paper

It is in counterbalance to my socially engaged video practice and in connection with my observations of everyday details, shapes, textures, as well as the memory of my grandmother's house and my fascination with Persian miniatures (Gol o Morgh - transl. Flower and Bird) that I begin a drawing practice where I observe, sample, gather and invent an ambiguous world, creating an in-between effect; between figuration and abstraction, in and out, up and down, here and there.
In this series of drawings, one perceives objects brought back from Iran representing birds, the important figure of Persian art, literature and culture, combined with a textured environment of flowers and plants found and photographed on my way here in Montreal. The meeting of the two worlds is part of my Iranian-Canadian position and resonates in this excerpt from a poem by Rumi:

I am neither of the East nor the West, neither of the land nor the sea.
I have abdicated duality, I have seen that the two worlds are one.