After Winter Must Come Spring
After Winter Must Come Spring

Interactive dance platform. Acrylic sheets, wood, translucent films, color lighting gel filters, various tapes, spray paint, enamel latex paint, China Marker, Sharpie, LED lights, rayon fringe, 80” x 48” x 8” (height), 2018.

After Winter Must Come Spring
After Winter Must Come Spring

A viewer engaging with the interactive dance platform.

After Winter Must Come Spring, 2018
After Winter Must Come Spring, 2018

changing lights

After Winter Must Come Spring, 2018
After Winter Must Come Spring, 2018

(changing lights)

After Winter Must Come Spring, 2018
After Winter Must Come Spring, 2018

(changing lights)

After Winter Must Come Spring, 2018
After Winter Must Come Spring, 2018

(changing lights)

After Winter Must Come Spring, 2018
After Winter Must Come Spring, 2018

(changing lights)

A Jinni Named Al-Leq sah
A Jinni Named Al-Leq sah

Styrofoam, epoxy clay, gesso, acrylic, sequins, mosaic mirrors, Amazon Echo, hardware, glitter, Dimensions variable, 2018.

A Jinni Named Al-Leq sah, 2018
A Jinni Named Al-Leq sah, 2018

A Jinni Named Al-Leq sah, 2018
A Jinni Named Al-Leq sah, 2018

Accompanying wall text.

Magic Carpet
Magic Carpet

Dance platform (shot from above) made of Plexiglass sheets, Translucent Films, Color Lighting Gel Filters, Vinyl, China Marker, LED Lights, Wood, Steel Rods, Hardware, 54” x 36” x 8” (Height off the floor), 2017.

Magic Carpet, 2017
Magic Carpet, 2017

(changing lights)

Magic Carpet, 2017
Magic Carpet, 2017

(changing lights)

Magic Carpet, 2017
Magic Carpet, 2017

(changing lights)

Jinni Lamp
Jinni Lamp

Styrofoam, epoxy clay, acrylic, glitter, Amazon Echo Dot, 2017.

Child Protective Eyewear, mixed media on toddler's sunglasses, 2013-2014
Child Protective Eyewear, mixed media on toddler's sunglasses, 2013-2014
Fragment 1
Fragment 1

Gesso, acrylic and glitter on found styrofoam mounted on board, linen, hardware, plexiglass, 9.5” x 9.5” x 2.25” (dimensions without backboard), 2012.

Fragment 2
Fragment 2

Gesso, acrylic and glitter on found styrofoam mounted on board, linen, plexiglass, hardware, 10” x 5.25” x 2” (dimensions without backboard), 2012.

Fragment 3
Fragment 3

Gesso, acrylic and glitter on found styrofoam mounted on board, linen, plexiglass, hardware, 5” x 18.5” x 2.3” (dimensions without backboard), 2013.

Suffocating Loveseat Sectional, mixed media, upholstery and fabric on plywood, 2007
Suffocating Loveseat Sectional, mixed media, upholstery and fabric on plywood, 2007

This photo shows the piece as it was exhibited in Rutgers University in 2012 as part of the Fertile Crescent Exhibition.  Persian Rug courtesy of Iradj Javid. 

Suffocating Loveseat Sectional, mixed media, upholstery and fabric on plywood, 2007
Suffocating Loveseat Sectional, mixed media, upholstery and fabric on plywood, 2007

Original installation, for my 2007 Solo Exhibition at LMAK Projects in Williamsburg, curated by Sara Reisman.  Rug courtesy of Sara Reisman.

Suffocating Loveseat Sectional, 2007
Suffocating Loveseat Sectional, 2007
Detail of Suffocating Loveseat Sectional
Detail of Suffocating Loveseat Sectional
Detail of Suffocating Loveseat Sectional
Detail of Suffocating Loveseat Sectional
Persian Dolls, mixed media on Matryoshka dolls, 2009
Persian Dolls, mixed media on Matryoshka dolls, 2009
Persian Dolls, mixed media on Matryoshka dolls, 2009
Persian Dolls, mixed media on Matryoshka dolls, 2009
Antiterror Matryoshka Dolls, mixed media painted over "American Antiterror"-themed dolls, 2007
Antiterror Matryoshka Dolls, mixed media painted over "American Antiterror"-themed dolls, 2007

Graffittied-over 9/11-themed Matryoshka Dolls.  I preserved the underpainting from the original dolls only where it says "American-Antiterror" at the base of the Chador-clad largest doll; and the American flag on the smallest doll. 

Islamables Mehrab Shelf, mixed media on wood and worn handbags, 2004-2007
Islamables Mehrab Shelf, mixed media on wood and worn handbags, 2004-2007

A shrine to the baggage of identity, featuring bags that I painted on and wore from 2004-2007. It was formally inspired by American Orientalist design, and by the blue-tiled Mehrabs from Isfahan, Iran.  

Islamables, mixed media on handbag, 2004-2007
Islamables, mixed media on handbag, 2004-2007
Islamables, mixed media on handbag, 2004-2007
Islamables, mixed media on handbag, 2004-2007
Islamables, mixed media on handbag, 2004-2006
Islamables, mixed media on handbag, 2004-2006
Islamables, mixed media on handbag, 2004-2007
Islamables, mixed media on handbag, 2004-2007
Islamables, mixed media on handbag, 2004-2006
Islamables, mixed media on handbag, 2004-2006
Ornament, mixed media on styrofoam, 2007
Ornament, mixed media on styrofoam, 2007
Look At Me! Don't Look At Me! (Orientalist Cylinder Seal), 2014, mixed media on styrofoam
Look At Me! Don't Look At Me! (Orientalist Cylinder Seal), 2014, mixed media on styrofoam
Look at Me! Don't Look at Me! (Odalisque Taking A Selfie), 2014, mixed media on styrofoam
Look at Me! Don't Look at Me! (Odalisque Taking A Selfie), 2014, mixed media on styrofoam
Look at Me! Don't Look at Me! (THEY can have LIGHT eyes!), 2014, mixed media on styrofoam
Look at Me! Don't Look at Me! (THEY can have LIGHT eyes!), 2014, mixed media on styrofoam
After Winter Must Come Spring
After Winter Must Come Spring
After Winter Must Come Spring, 2018
After Winter Must Come Spring, 2018
After Winter Must Come Spring, 2018
After Winter Must Come Spring, 2018
After Winter Must Come Spring, 2018
A Jinni Named Al-Leq sah
A Jinni Named Al-Leq sah, 2018
A Jinni Named Al-Leq sah, 2018
Magic Carpet
Magic Carpet, 2017
Magic Carpet, 2017
Magic Carpet, 2017
Jinni Lamp
Child Protective Eyewear, mixed media on toddler's sunglasses, 2013-2014
Fragment 1
Fragment 2
Fragment 3
Suffocating Loveseat Sectional, mixed media, upholstery and fabric on plywood, 2007
Suffocating Loveseat Sectional, mixed media, upholstery and fabric on plywood, 2007
Suffocating Loveseat Sectional, 2007
Detail of Suffocating Loveseat Sectional
Detail of Suffocating Loveseat Sectional
Persian Dolls, mixed media on Matryoshka dolls, 2009
Persian Dolls, mixed media on Matryoshka dolls, 2009
Antiterror Matryoshka Dolls, mixed media painted over "American Antiterror"-themed dolls, 2007
Islamables Mehrab Shelf, mixed media on wood and worn handbags, 2004-2007
Islamables, mixed media on handbag, 2004-2007
Islamables, mixed media on handbag, 2004-2007
Islamables, mixed media on handbag, 2004-2006
Islamables, mixed media on handbag, 2004-2007
Islamables, mixed media on handbag, 2004-2006
Ornament, mixed media on styrofoam, 2007
Look At Me! Don't Look At Me! (Orientalist Cylinder Seal), 2014, mixed media on styrofoam
Look at Me! Don't Look at Me! (Odalisque Taking A Selfie), 2014, mixed media on styrofoam
Look at Me! Don't Look at Me! (THEY can have LIGHT eyes!), 2014, mixed media on styrofoam
After Winter Must Come Spring

Interactive dance platform. Acrylic sheets, wood, translucent films, color lighting gel filters, various tapes, spray paint, enamel latex paint, China Marker, Sharpie, LED lights, rayon fringe, 80” x 48” x 8” (height), 2018.

After Winter Must Come Spring

A viewer engaging with the interactive dance platform.

After Winter Must Come Spring, 2018

changing lights

After Winter Must Come Spring, 2018

(changing lights)

After Winter Must Come Spring, 2018

(changing lights)

After Winter Must Come Spring, 2018

(changing lights)

After Winter Must Come Spring, 2018

(changing lights)

A Jinni Named Al-Leq sah

Styrofoam, epoxy clay, gesso, acrylic, sequins, mosaic mirrors, Amazon Echo, hardware, glitter, Dimensions variable, 2018.

A Jinni Named Al-Leq sah, 2018

A Jinni Named Al-Leq sah, 2018

Accompanying wall text.

Magic Carpet

Dance platform (shot from above) made of Plexiglass sheets, Translucent Films, Color Lighting Gel Filters, Vinyl, China Marker, LED Lights, Wood, Steel Rods, Hardware, 54” x 36” x 8” (Height off the floor), 2017.

Magic Carpet, 2017

(changing lights)

Magic Carpet, 2017

(changing lights)

Magic Carpet, 2017

(changing lights)

Jinni Lamp

Styrofoam, epoxy clay, acrylic, glitter, Amazon Echo Dot, 2017.

Child Protective Eyewear, mixed media on toddler's sunglasses, 2013-2014
Fragment 1

Gesso, acrylic and glitter on found styrofoam mounted on board, linen, hardware, plexiglass, 9.5” x 9.5” x 2.25” (dimensions without backboard), 2012.

Fragment 2

Gesso, acrylic and glitter on found styrofoam mounted on board, linen, plexiglass, hardware, 10” x 5.25” x 2” (dimensions without backboard), 2012.

Fragment 3

Gesso, acrylic and glitter on found styrofoam mounted on board, linen, plexiglass, hardware, 5” x 18.5” x 2.3” (dimensions without backboard), 2013.

Suffocating Loveseat Sectional, mixed media, upholstery and fabric on plywood, 2007

This photo shows the piece as it was exhibited in Rutgers University in 2012 as part of the Fertile Crescent Exhibition.  Persian Rug courtesy of Iradj Javid. 

Suffocating Loveseat Sectional, mixed media, upholstery and fabric on plywood, 2007

Original installation, for my 2007 Solo Exhibition at LMAK Projects in Williamsburg, curated by Sara Reisman.  Rug courtesy of Sara Reisman.

Suffocating Loveseat Sectional, 2007
Detail of Suffocating Loveseat Sectional
Detail of Suffocating Loveseat Sectional
Persian Dolls, mixed media on Matryoshka dolls, 2009
Persian Dolls, mixed media on Matryoshka dolls, 2009
Antiterror Matryoshka Dolls, mixed media painted over "American Antiterror"-themed dolls, 2007

Graffittied-over 9/11-themed Matryoshka Dolls.  I preserved the underpainting from the original dolls only where it says "American-Antiterror" at the base of the Chador-clad largest doll; and the American flag on the smallest doll. 

Islamables Mehrab Shelf, mixed media on wood and worn handbags, 2004-2007

A shrine to the baggage of identity, featuring bags that I painted on and wore from 2004-2007. It was formally inspired by American Orientalist design, and by the blue-tiled Mehrabs from Isfahan, Iran.  

Islamables, mixed media on handbag, 2004-2007
Islamables, mixed media on handbag, 2004-2007
Islamables, mixed media on handbag, 2004-2006
Islamables, mixed media on handbag, 2004-2007
Islamables, mixed media on handbag, 2004-2006
Ornament, mixed media on styrofoam, 2007
Look At Me! Don't Look At Me! (Orientalist Cylinder Seal), 2014, mixed media on styrofoam
Look at Me! Don't Look at Me! (Odalisque Taking A Selfie), 2014, mixed media on styrofoam
Look at Me! Don't Look at Me! (THEY can have LIGHT eyes!), 2014, mixed media on styrofoam
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