Artwork Details

  • Artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian
  • Title Untitled
  • Date 2008
  • Medium Colour felt tips pens and mirror on plaster
  • Dimensions 97 x 132 x 5 cm
Untitled Image


Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian creates work with a strong connection to the history of Iranian reverse glass and mirror mosaics, a craft traditionally passed on from father to son. She explores the repetition of patterns and forms found in Islamic art and architecture to form colorful motifs. The wall-based sculptures are indicative of the signature style that Farmanfarmaian has created with traditional Islamic glass mosaics, principles of Islamic geometry and her own contemporary sense of shape and composition. Created out of thousands of deftly cut pieces of mirror and reverse-painted glass, they portray the historical Persian garden Shazdeh’s Garden, in Mahan, Iran. The works seek to capture the forms of nature in glass and to express the spirit of the garden itself.