Postcards from the edges of my life..

I have been in a ‪#‎creative‬ mode, my Frida series , my flowers , upcycle/recycling Materials , spending day and night creating and expressing ! It’s my nourishment ! I keep myself sane in this chaotic world of the norm ! And yes, when I sell my pieces I also try to do good for this very chaotic world and your support is not only appreciated and believe the karma of doing good is your way ! Believe it is –

I will have a few very creative exhibitions of my own work this summer and will invite you..

here is another new piece ..it’s on paper – paints and collage

I love Robert Frost and through his words I have made these on paper ( Verse in Country Things )- truth is I believe Arts will save the world .

Then all I need to is run
To the other end of the slope
And on tracts laid new to the sun
Begin all over to hope .

13439070_10154390384118969_3104201238651296581_n

Advertisements

Sunset by the house..

‪#‎arts‬ ‪#‎boston‬ ‪#‎sunset‬ yesterday !
Good afternoon ! I will post images of true ‪#‎beauty‬ throughout the day..I will post what keeps me alive and what inspires me to create -Admitting how sensitive I’m to all the heinous events in the world, behaviours, human/animal/nature related, heart bleeding heavy, but I try daily to harness all the sorrows I feel into capturing what’s left of this world as beauty in real time – My expressions into art work !

Masai : ” be strong like a tree that stands all storms”

“As long as I live, I’ll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I’ll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche. I’ll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can”.”
― John Muir

I feel blessed to be living here next to this beauty –

13567180_10154407045138969_1515991941927986153_n

Oh heaven is lucky..

Oh heaven is lucky ! My beloved ‪#‎Abbaskiarostami‬ passed away  July 4th in Paris! At times I feel the bucket of my tears has dried out! We want to keep our beloved people around because they inspire us to be expressive, to be the best we possibly can be ! But we have to say goodbye without a choice, time doesn’t discriminate ..
I have been truly active and I have been working mad ! People like Mr.Kiarostami , child of Iran inspire …

I dedicate this nature piece , although moody but soft to Abbas Kiarostami .

“Existence resists the indifference of life-and-death, it lives beyond mechanical “life,” it is always its own mourning, and its own joy. It becomes figure, image. It does not become alienated in images, but it is presented there: the images are the evidence of its existence, the objectivity of its assertion. This thought—which, for me, is the very thought of this film [Life and Nothing More…]—is a difficult thought, perhaps the most difficult. It’s a slow thought, always under way, fraying a path so that the path itself becomes thought. It is that which frays images so that images become this thought, so that they become the evidence of this thought—and not in order to “represent” it.” Abbas Kiarostami

Kiarostami Photography

05

My own next to the master..Trees are kind and strong

L1020366 copy 1

 

Abbas continues..

Good morning ! Thoughts…As important he was to me alive,‪#‎abbaskiarostami‬, his passing has also brought new layers of emotion to me as a working artist.
Abbas was a photographer ! In his own words every moment is here for us to live since otherwise a moment not lived is a wasted moment..In his own words , he would have simply love to stay longer since everything has a story and it needs to be told ..AND he knew he could do that! Some of us are great story tellers..
I said a few days ago my goal in this life is to water the garden of my vision daily. Indeed with the gift of ” seeing ” from the creator, ambition and hard work, I have been able to create a world of thousands and thousands of visuals .. A life lived ..
I will be having plenty of my own lectures , installations ( mix media ) and photo-exhibit coming up ..I will be raising funds for my own big project Zourkhaneh ( in Iran ) dedicated to my dad- and my book of my own portraits ” Surfing in style , in closet with Banafsheh ) dedicated to my mother..NO MORE DELAYS..
For now enjoy these images taken with film , printed handmade ( plates ) – digitized and filtered both analog and digital .

 

Simplicity

I’m grateful to know I have an expanded territory of mind. I’m able to to take some by the hand and try to keep them from harm.

I’m happy that I have not caused pain to no one and I have let the ones close to me chose ..

Whether one has chosen sorrow or joy,  their decisions..

12553074_10153968232668969_4755577637812120466_n

Abbas Kiarostami died today !

‪#‎abbaskiarostami‬ ‪#‎blog‬ long! Good morning ! The day Kurosawa died was a day I never forget! He was to me ..I can’t describe in words strong enough how I felt about Kurosawa ‘s vision ! There are a few others , Bernardo Bertolucci, Majid majidi, Jafar Panahi, Scorcese and Indeed Kiarostami !
I left Iran when I was really young, basically in my teens! But when I heard these words from #abbaskiarostami who viewed Iran as central to his work. “When you take a tree that is rooted in the ground, and transfer it from one place to another, the tree will no longer bear fruit. And if it does, the fruit will not taste the same as if from its original place”! I felt a punch in my stomach !
This very tale of the tree is the story of our life, Iranians ! My father, a physician remained in Iran after the revolution by choice until his last breaths..He was a dedicated Toubib ( healer ) and didn’t see why he needs to leave ..But many had no choice but to leave ..For my generation the damages were far less – We adopted to our lives overseas. Iranians are born ambitious ! But our older generation had to begin without their roots ! Vagabonds, we feel without Iran ! It’s a different type of nationalism! Trust , it has NOTHING to do with Fascism , something hard to explain to Westerners ..We are rooted by the love of our poets , literature , philosophers, mountains , food … …it’s called Hobbeh Vatan !
When I was leaving Iran a friend’ s father , Mohammad Ali Keshavarz ( well known and beloved actor ) sat me down and said ..” You are different Banafsheh , you and Nelly ( his daughter ) are different ..you are both the artistic type , if you don’t come back and discover Iran as whole, your work will lack substance ” ..
Iran is truly one of my most ambitious work so far ..

Kurosawa loved Kiarostami works..and indeed vice versa..

12743637_10154042085418969_3785728544006843013_n