The beauty of nature, the cruelty of life, the ultimate betrayer overshadowing the desire to be free. Contained within a hostile environment, wishing for peace but finding it only in dreams. Seconds, minutes, and hours circle around turning to days and eventually lifetimes remaining only as marks, left counting as they go by.
In my series Lost Dreams I explore the essence of being out of place and the persistent wish to be free. The safety sought and the desire to be free expressed in this series represent not only my wishes, but that of all of the children in Iran and Iraq that were subjected to the war environment forced upon us. It was us whom the war confined and drove to seek refuge within our dreams. The skies darkened by war time seemed to show the way, but to where? Immured by surroundings that were impossible to make clear sense of, I struggled to find my way to a safe place and in that struggle my wish continues to grow and evolve, both guiding me and haunting me along the way.
The Seed of Hope
Watercolor on watercolor paper, 23" x 10"
Watercolor on watercolor paper with absorbent ground, 23" x 7.5"
Watercolor on cold press watercolor paper, 10" x 10"
Do Wishes Come True?
Watercolor on cold press watercolor paper, 12.5" x 10"
Watercolor on cold press watercolor paper, 18" x 8.5"
A View Beyond
Watercolor on cold press watercolor paper, 14" x 6"
Watercolor on watercolor paper with absorbent ground, 13" x 23"
Watercolor on hardboard with absorbent ground, 10" x 10"
Watercolor on watercolor paper with absorbent ground, 11" x 11"
In every season there is room for love, from the cool blue lake that parts for the graceful swans to the branches of the sorrowful aspen trees providing a place to be together.
Winter of Love
Watercolor on paper, 25" x 14"
Spring of Love
Watercolor on Paper, 16" x 16"
Summer of Love
Watercolor on Paper, 16" x 22"
Autumn of Love
Watercolor on Paper, 20" x 14"
Dancing Blue Irises
Watercolor on cold press watercolor paper, 11" x 14"
Quince in Bloom
Watercolor on cold press watercolor paper, 14" x 18"
Draped in Wisteria
Acrylic on Canvas, 21" x 34"
Magnolias in the Wild
Watercolor on Paper, 12" x 8"
Cyclamen in Distress
Watercolor on Canvas, 16" x 12"
Acrylic and black ink on watercolor paper,
Abstract Swans with Water Lilly
Acrylic on Canvas, 16" x 26"
Abstract Morning Glories
Watercolor and metallic acrylic on watercolor paper,