Sara Niroobakhsh

For this piece I was fascinated by pictures found in science, nature, meditation and Reiki. Reiki is a gentle practice which uses hand positions to balance the flow of energy. Reiki is also considered a healing art; thus, this holistic ritual already contains the seeds for an artistic interpretation. Furthermore, the traditional positions begin atop of the head. I wanted to find an interesting way to combine and translate these symbols into a portrait.

Another influence has been the concept of feminine beauty. Universally women struggle with their looks. As they age, many battle with the reality of wrinkles. In my early thirties I evaluated my facial structures and thought of the ways people treat their faces. I wanted to enter this territory in a playful and witty manner. This photograph illustrates a woman who is calmly creating her own unique language for an audience who doesn’t speak it.

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Title: Oh My God from Shhh Language series
Medium: Photo printed on Epson’s cold press natural paper
Size: 16 x 22.5 inches
Date: 2015

 

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Title: Oh My God from Shhh Language series
Medium: Photo printed on Epson’s cold press natural paper
Size: 16 x 22.5 inches
Date: 2015

 

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Title: Oh My God from Shhh Language series
Medium: Photo printed on Epson’s cold press natural paper
Size: 16 x 22.5 inches
Date: 2015

 

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Title: Oh My God from Shhh Language series
Medium: Photo printed on Epson’s cold press natural paper
Size: 16 x 22.5 inches
Date: 2015

 

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Title: Oh My God from Shhh Language series
Medium: Photo printed on Epson’s cold press natural paper
Size: 16 x 22.5 inches
Date: 2015

 

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Title: Oh My God from Shhh Language series
Medium: Photo printed on Epson’s cold press natural paper
Size: 16 x 22.5 inches
Date: 2015

 

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Interior view of Museum of Czech China Contemporary Museum, 2017