Past: (Political) Love Letters 2007

Past: (Political) Love Letters 2007

above: Love Letter ii; detail

(Political) Love Letters, 2007

(Political) Love Letters series, 2007, draws inspiration from letters that the families of Iranian dissidents send to political authorities seeking mercy or furlough for loved ones. The prints consist of hand-drawn individual forms, dots and lines that are derived from Persian Nastali’q scripts, creating illegible columns and paragraphs. The illegible marks are etched one by one on the plates and then printed on paper. The illegibility of text in the (Political) Love Letters series is a metaphor for the fact that these letters are often ignored or discounted, rendering the message immaterial.

 

Love Letter iv

(Political) Love Letter i, 2007, etching on paper, plate: 5″ x 7.5″, edition of 2

Love Letter ii

(Political) Love Letter ii, 2007, etching on paper, plate: 8″ x 12″, edition of 2

vii

(Political) Love Letter iii, 2007, etching and mono-print on paper, plate: 8″ x 12″

Love Letter vi

(Political) Love Letter iv, 2007, etching and mono-print on paper, plate: 8″ x 12″

Love Letter iii

(Political) Love Letter v, 2007, etching on paper, plate: 11″x 7″, edition of 2

Love Letter v

(Political) Love Letter vi, etching and chine-colle on paper, plate: 11″x 7″

Love Letter viii

(Political) Love Letter vii, 2007, etching and mono-print on paper, plate: 11″x 7″

(Political) Love Letters series has been exhibited in group and two-person exhibitions in San Francisco ArtMarket: ArtPad SF in Phoenix Hotel presented by Togonon Gallery and Art Ark gallery in California.