Artist StatementThrough my art, I initiate a dialog within myself, studying and analyzing the constant flow of information in my life and surroundings. I create identity-based artwork in order to come to an understanding about my multicultural lifestyle. Our scope of identity is vast and ever changing, my goal is to shed light on this entity. As an Iranian-American, there have been many times where I have felt neither American nor Iranian, but instead I exist somewhere in the center, constantly in a state of flux. I use Farsi calligraphy in my artwork to showcase the beauty of my language, but I also use it as a medium. I repeat the words over and over again in order to imbed its form and meaning into myself. The artworks I create are a by-product of this searching. That is to say that my process is more important than the final created work.