The strong women of Afarin Sajedi are real and heroic, pulling no punches and bouncing back. We love her textured skin tones with their pink spots, smeared makeup, freckles and blustered blemishes. Embracing all things which give a woman character, from bloodshot eyes to wounded pride – Afarin shows us it is all beautiful. Even when they are being speared by symbolic utensils of traditional domestic roles. Her women are the long-necked swans of hard-edged toughness, daring the viewer to (as Pat Benatar sang) “Hit me with your best shot.”
Afarin Sajedi was born in 1979 in Shiraz. She has been highly influenced by Heinrich Boll’s Clown and by Gustav Klimt.
LINK: To Afarin Sajedi’s Website
“I believe in strong women. I believe in the woman who is able to stand up for herself. I believe in the woman who doesn’t need to hide behind her husband’s back. I believe that if you have problems, as a woman you deal with them, you don’t play victim, you don’t make yourself look pitiful, you don’t point fingers. You stand and you deal. You face the world with a head held high and you carry the universe in your heart.”
Quote: C. JoyBell C.
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