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My art examines anthropologically, the hybridity of Middle Eastern and Western cultures as they are displayed in my home and other local, lived environments. The combination of both pattern and figurative imagery in Persian miniatures provides my work with a historical template for integrating and arranging appropriated imagery, and modes of representation from the West with architectural icons from the Middle East. Using my own cultural displacement as a lens, I combine objects and images, traditional and contemporary, in order to develop paintings, drawings, and installations. These work prompts power relationships based on cultural misconceptions when juxtaposing different visual cultures.