The Illusion of Time , A tribute to Omar Khayyam
This short, conceptual video is my abstract approach to the concept of the passage of time, and the transitory and fragile stage of being that all living things share. My art has been deeply influenced by the great 12thcentury Persian astronomer, mathematician, philosopher and poet, Omar Khayyam, who explored the depth of all these in his beautifully moving poems, Robayyats. While working with flowers and plants in the creation of my art, I intimately witnessed their often exquisite beauty, yet ever too brief life span. These experiences served as the trigger for this video. It is based on a wall sculpture I created out of mud, ash, dried flowers, saffron, natural colors extracted from flowers, pomegranates, bamboo paper with written poems, parts of clock and more. The full work is revealed as the video ends. This video could not be done without the great professional help of Behfar Bahdoran as composer and artistic director, and Babak Alipour, as videographer and editor. I cannot thank them enough for their work.