"I grew up in the New Jersey suburbs of New York City, a daughter of Iranian immigrants. Through my art, I selectively choose the aspects of each culture I want to inherit, on my own terms. The negotiation of cultures in my work reflects the first-generation American experience. The Persian-Islami
Born in Mexico City, I now live in Chihuahua where I make art using whatever I can find, inspired by whatever I see.
And I try to see things there and possibly there; I conjure possible worlds into the actual world.
For Merleau-Ponty, we are never separate from the world. On the contrary, we are part of the world. In fact, we can only partake of the world, only know the world, precisely because we are made of the same stuff as the world. In his own words, we are part of the 'flesh.'
In his great essay, "Ch