Title: Two Irans
Medium: Wood and Acrylic
This sculpture shows the two Irans that exist in the world today. The first Iran is the Iran that is seen by the wider world represented by the top of the sculpture. Light is a symbol of the search for truth, and of exploration. When one looks a little closer at Iran they see that there is a dark side to the country which is represented by the second Iran underneath the first that has been painted black. There are prison bars which surround it that symbolize the imprisonment of innocent individuals simply for having different thoughts than those in power. Cut into the first Iran is the name of God “Allah” which Iran is abusing by saying that what they do is with God’s sanction, however the light of scrutiny and of independent investigation sees through this misuse of the name of God and casts its light upon the persecution of the Baha’is which becomes illuminated in the second Iran.