Painting with Extracted Colors from Daffodils
Painting with Colors Extracted from Daffodils Flowers. This simple tutorial video show you how you can extract colors and make paintable inks from Daffodils or Narcissus flowers growing every where in spring. By using simple salts and other natural minerals and plants, you can create more shades. There are some samples at the end to see. The process by itself is fun, artistic, connect you more to nature around you, helps to get more mindfulness and attention to environment, and increase your knowledge about botanical science, painting, chemistry and more. For more workshops please see www.sayabehnam.com
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.