© 2019 by Saya Behnam
 

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Talismans

 In Tea, Saffron, Talisman Zero | One series, I use Saffron and tea as my medium. Inspired by the ancient Persian miniature and Islamic Manuscripts and Illumination, the use of Saffron was considered a sacred and protective color. For me, Saffron has a deep connection to the meaning of home, with its aroma, taste, and color that I experienced in my childhood.

My immigrant trajectory is a journey from a geographic home to an imaginary homeland as I am continually searching for the apparent symbol(s) to extend her "routed" root.