Iranian Velvet, part 3

Globe made out of velvet. Size: 50cm in diameter. 2019

In January 2019 I was an artist-in-residence at the Aria Residency in Tehran, Iran. During my stay at the Aria Residency I made five canvases with velvet, replicas of photos I took on the streets of Tehran; please see the page on Iranian Velvet on this website for more information on that project.

Back home in The Netherlands, I continued to collaborate with Iranian female artists and women who I’ve met during my stay in Tehran. This globe is a summary of most of the women I’ve photographed when I was in Teheran. I turned them into velvet. On one spot on the globe, the utility box on Enghelab Street is visible.


Photos by Peter Tijhuis