Mahsa Yaghoobi

Brass, cold enamel
Artist Statement:
I am in the first semester of graduate program in fine arts (jewelry). This series of my work is inspired by Qajar’s (an era in Iranian history – 1789 to 1925) architecture. I have drawn this inspiration from my previous education which was Rehabilitation of Historical Monument in design. I use form, color, dome, line, texture, vault to represent historical monuments and transform them into jewelry pieces. I like this way of miniaturizing objects. I also utilize colors in my work, for the colors are very important conceptual elements in the traditional Iranian architecture. For instance, the turquoise color that I use in my work represents heaven, purity, calmness, and sky. In fact, I use architectural elements in my jewelry pieces as an abstract way to represent the Iranian culture.

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