the past decade most of my artworks were site-specific works. They are
typically widespread in both urban and natural environments. Sometimes
they are located far away from cities and people. Some of my works are
ephemeral and very process-oriented, so I generally document my
site-specific works with photography, video, and descriptive text.
environmental artist I very much depend upon the Internet, as I publish
the documentation of my work on the web.
Iranian news agencies follow every detail of my artwork. In their
reporting they describe the aim and concept of my works. Journalists who
work for newspapers have interviewed me many times. These interviews are
all printed in the newspapers, and large communities in Iran are familiar
with my works.
However, newspaper in Iran is not only for reading, as local people
traditionally use them for a variety of other purposes. Instead of
recycling them, the sellers of shops also use them to pack vegetables,
foods and other goods such as fabrics. On many occasions newspapers are
also used as tablecloths when the working class or students eat their
meals. For some people it can be a sheet to cover a surface or shelf, or
stuck on a window to hide an interior. Some housewives use them to clean
windows - other people use them when they clean vegetable, fish, etc.
Consequently, newspapers in Iran have many alternative uses. They can be
seen everywhere. People really “use” them beyond just reading their
Occasionally I have found images of my artwork in newspapers wrapped
around something. These moments inspired me to create new art works. I
imagine the use of newspaper in my society and compose them with objects.
Usually the objects combined with the image and the Persian texts beneath
reveals new meaning and storytelling. I wish to recycle newspaper in this
fashion and use them as a source to create new artwork and messages.