ARTIST STATEMENT

Having grown up in India and Iran, child of immigrants from the Middle East, I am drawn to the motifs and colors of Islamic architecture, Indian textiles, and Persian carpets. This is the visual and cultural vocabulary from which I begin. I paint in oils on wood panel layering many colors over one another, looking for transparency, brilliance, and depth. My conversation with the painting is physical and emotional, as well as visual, and continues until all the elements have reached the balance I am searching for.

543 Union Street
#4D
Brooklyn, NY 11215