Dust of Sorrow (Ghobar e Gham)
Photo lithography laser-cut text
18 x 30 inches
Gobar e Gham is composed of two words- Dust and Sorrow, from the "Saman Bouyan" poem by Hafez, the 14th Century Persian poet. My mothers eyes from her passport photo are enlarged and photo lithographed to then be laser cut over perforating the mentioned words. This work is meant to reference the hardship and separation our family endured during political upheaval in the early years of the Iran's revolution.