Details:

This tapestry of layered patterns employs felt fabric and thread to juxtapose deep shadows with bright light. For the artist, the act of connecting two points with thread serves as a metaphor for her identity as an Iranian immigrant—and evokes the artist's emotional connection to belonging.
Framed: 13.5 x 13.5 x 1.5 in.

① Artwork:

Twelve12views 10

This tapestry of layered patterns employs felt fabric and thread to juxtapose deep shadows with bright light. This work is part of a series by the artist that investigates how depth is made through contrast and how it can suggest different picture planes. In this composition, Gholizadeh combines weaving and needlepointing while staying within a framework of horizontal and vertical lines; the resulting work resembles a pixelated image.

The artist's work frequently explores the idea of borders and boundaries. For Gholizadeh, the act of connecting two points with thread serves as a metaphor for her identity as an Iranian immigrant—and evokes the artist's emotional connection to belonging. The artist is drawn to repetitive art-making processes with both expressive and meditative qualities. Her work explores landscape and the body, as well as the fragmentation of memory.

Specs:

12 inches
12 inches
1.5 inches
12 inches
with frame
13.5 inches
13.5 inches

③ Artist:

Azadeh Gholizadeh

After practicing as an architect for several years, Azadeh Gholizadeh was drawn to artmaking for its repetitive and meditative qualities. The artist’s multimedia practice encompasses textiles and sculpture and draws influence from Persian gardens and the storytelling aspects of Persian architecture. Gholizadeh’s work explores borders and boundaries, as well as the artist’s emotional connection to belonging—creating a dialogue between landscape, body, memory and craft.

Azadeh Gholizadeh:
Twelve12views 10, 2020
Hand-needlepoint silk, linen, merino wool in canvas mesh
12.0 × 12.0 × 1.5 inches /
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