When I came to the U.S.A for the first time in 2013, I found myself to be exposed to a very different society and culture comparing to my Iranian origins. As a consequence, I was always looking for scenes, items, icons and perceptions similar to what I had been experiencing before in Iran.


I tried to investigate the nature of representation and the relationship between any current image and my memory in this body of work by montaging a familiar element from my previous life into the scene I was experiencing as an external reality in the U.S.A.


Over the past three decades, a woman with a black Chador (veil) became a familiar icon of the Iranian everydayness in many artworks and mass-media. I montaged this stereotype that currently represents Iranian ordinary life, into a totally unrelated western surrounding to reach a metaphorical expression to depict the complicated situation I was dealing with.


Year: 2014