Standing drone


United States

Sculpture
Size: 31 H x 27 W x 3 in

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Art Description

Sculpture: Paint, Wood and laser cut on Wood.

I was born in 1985 in Tehran during the Iran-Iraq war. Seeing Iraqi and Iranian fighter planes in the sky and hearing the warning sirens was my first experience with stress. The possibility that at any moment my life could be ended by these steel birds filled me with constant terror. These steel birds were made by humankind and inspired by nature to make the dream of flying come true, but now they were bombing my city and destroying everything. The Ascension series is a body of work that expresses my childhood memories of war. I grew up in an environment that demonized Western modernism while simultaneously using fighter plane technology made in and sold by the USA. Western weapons intentionally sold to facilitate a destructive war between two Middle Eastern states. This is one of the paradoxes of Iranian life.The patterns and shapes I use in this body of work are drawn from specific historical Iranian sites and my Persian heritage. A silhouette of a now destroyed mosque and the geometry of Islamic tiles combine with the shape of an F-14 drone to fetishize these objects and allow an exploration of the space between East and West. For the Ascension series, the motif is the warplane. It becomes a metaphor for the complexity of the Middle Eastern conflict, both in the greater societal and cultural ramifications and its effects on me personally.

Keywords: Paintings, Pattern, Arabic, Airplane, Abstract, Geometric, Artwork

Subjects: Airplane

Styles: Abstract, Modern, Minimalism, Street Art, Conceptual

Mediums: Paint, Wood, laser cut

Materials: Wood

Prints: Airplane Art Prints, Abstract Art Prints, Modern Art Prints, Minimalism Art Prints, Street Art Art Prints, Conceptual Art Prints, Paint Art Prints, Wood Art Prints, laser cut Art Prints, Wood Art Prints

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