Iranian artist Shirin Abedinirad explores complex human issues and relationships through her intriguing exhibitions and symbolic performances. Abedinirad’s Evocation and Heaven on Earth installations each focus on one of these distinct connections, examining how human beings connect to Mother Nature.
In both an urban and desert setting, various mirrors were arranged on the ground to reflect the sky above. On a well-worn staircase, viewers could see a vivid reflection of a blue sky sprinkled with fluffy white clouds, causing a man-made structure to interact with the natural world in an unconventional way.
In utilizing mirrors and skyward reflections, the insightful artist sought to convey the relationship between the human mind and nature’s distinct elements. Specifically, the mirrors were used to symbolize water in the midst of Italy’s unwavering concrete walkways and Iran’s dry land.