Women Public Bathing
This series introduces visual aspects of my childhood memories about old public bathhouses of middle eastern women’s society with their special red towels that are called “Loung”.
I put together different floral fabrics and repeated motifs to find the manner of visual forms to reach a perception about inner soul of contemporary Iranian women and to reflect a sense of Iranian culture and tradition. Fabrics give me incentive to motivate my emotions to continue it to create a new world.
I do not want to represent the subject, directly. I treat the figures as color and form. I make a bridge from representational drawing to the abstract world of lines, colors, motifs and textures.
This series consists of two large paintings and a video piece in which original Iranian towels in different sizes hang, which is inspired by the towels hanging on wall of old bathhouse to dry.