I use traditional crafts to recontextualize commonly held ideas surrounding labor. By focusing on the means of production, my practice explores issues of social inequity, across class, ethnicity, and gender – raising questions about who benefits and who suffers from our current systems of production and consumption.
My projects build empathy with others’ experiences and stories in order to break down preconceived assumptions and stereotypes. My multi-medium approach incorporates textiles, performance with objects, and working on socially engaged art projects within my local community. I work with ideas about family, memory, comfort, and self-constructed identity resulting from feelings of non-belonging as a second generation Iranian immigrant.