This series of embroideries contain excerpts from Shahnama (‘The Book of Kings’ by Persian poet Ferdowsi, 940-1020 CE). The drawings are inspired by a vast array of folksy and traditional visual sources from different periods of time. A line of Poem taken out of its context to describe existence shadowed by the horrors of demons, as well as hope for a life free of them. I mock, taunt, and challenge, presenting playful offerings of hope as well as despair and doom.
The embroidery medium taken out of a traditional cult that uses embroidery banners in religious mourning ceremonies.
Here I use this medium in a secular context and think about the surface as a space for narration.