It's a meditation, the world suddenly melts away and all there is is me and the material.
I found my passion for creating jewelry in 2012.
In 2013, wanting to expand my skill set, I enrolled in a Graduate program in Jewelry and Metal Arts, focusing on a conceptual collection for my thesis, allowing myself to make anything, as long as it fit with my concept of "Nature as Empowerment". Three years of classes and formal training culminated with a 15 piece collection of artistic works, which you can see here.
I have always been fascinated by stones and this comes through in all my work, all my life, but my current passion is texture and combining materials+processes. All my pieces have a textural feel to them, which is accomplished by hand-fabrication and wax carving. Creating the texture you see in my work requires intense focus, and is a type of meditation. The world suddenly melts away, and all there is is me and the material.
I am a one-woman show, working in my studio in Santa Monica, California, and my absolute favorite part of it all is the creation process. So you can rest assured knowing that my heart is in every piece, and have done so in a state of joy. The goal is for my pieces make you feel confident and empowered, and that they bring you the same happiness they bring me.
Each piece is unique as it is almost impossible to make replicable pieces by hand.
Photos by Eliana Morales
SNAG is proud to host this exhibition, organized & curated by Azita Mireshghi and Siavash Jaraiedi.
The current, women-led revolution in Iran is a reminder of how important it is to fight for freedom. Rev♀luti♀n: Visions of women life freedom is a virtual exhibition of adornment as a powerful political and educational tool, amplifying the voices of those fighting for a free and peaceful life against the Islamic Regime occupying Iran.
By creating a space for dialogue and reflection, Rev♀luti♀n brings attention to this historical moment through art.
Rev♀luti♀n highlights the challenges and sacrifices made for achieving true freedom and equality, to spread awareness and bring about positive change.
EXTENDED TO JUNE 21, 2023
Link to exhibition here.
The Force of Unity
In the current female-led movement in Iran, women are cutting their hair as a sign of solidarity and as an act of rebellion against forced hijab and oppression. I led an open call for hair submissions, including a video of the participant cutting their hair and saying the movement's slogan, "woman, life, freedom", which I utilized in a video montage related to this work. I collected the hairs and created this piece as a symbolic armor against the Islamic Regime currently occupying Iran. The cuff bracelet is historically associated with female power; to me this is a superhero's cuff: The Iranian Woman. She stands in solidarity with her sisters and fights for freedom, equal rights, and liberty; some of her many superpowers are strength, bravery, resilience and unity.