This visual vocabulary is inspired by an ancient Persian pattern used for the depiction of water. My fascination with the pattern stems from its constant fluid and evolving nature. It was first used on ancient Persian pots and artefacts and later in Persian miniatures. It embodies changeability; both qualities I deem necessary to survive in any given situation.
My work has also been inspired by cartography and different landforms. The flowing nature of rocks and ridges; all the natural elements that I believe have stood the test of time by constant metamorphism. Those elements that are rough and rigid, sometimes have delicate edges or a whimsical appearance. It is this duality or paradox nature which fascinates me.
The shapes that I seek to portray in my work, are reminiscent of natural forms and structures. Mighty rocks, whimsical clouds, evolving waves, twisting rivers are a few of my inspirations as well as maps and natural structures.