Artist Statement: I call the theme for my design “Persian Garden.” The garden is a prominent theme in the cultural history of my native Iran, appearing in Persian rug designs and tile mosaics of the old cities, as well as in our poetry and songs. My proposed design arranges flower impressions suggesting the movement of a dance around the piano as it makes music. Such imagery has been essential to my creative inspiration, as my first identifications as an artist formed as I made childhood renderings of similar patterns from the World Heritage Site of ancient Persepolis. But I also like to imagine people encountering my design perhaps in a park, along with sunlight or the earth’s scent, and being inspired to dream of their own gardens as in my childhood fantasies while sketching. These experiences can help us become portable gardeners of beauty nearly anywhere we go. As the beloved Persian poet known to the West as Rumi says, this is to “have fallen into the place / where everything is music.”
  • 2016

Persian Garden


Aida Izadpanah

Public Location

Fort Greene Park (June 9 - 19, 2016)

Permanent Home

PS 174 - William Sidney Mount (Delivered Fall 2016)

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