It is a volumetric work of art by Fatemeh Montazeri created with acrylic and gouache on a car exhaust.
Miniature, in Iranian culture, is a recreation of life in the paradise; Eternal world free from impurity. From Iranian cultural point of view love also has a divine manifestation. From this point of view, in Iranian miniatures lovemaking is depicted with elements that are reminiscent of the paradise and divine; a green field, which symbolizes life, and the azure sky which is the place of eternal love.
But here, the exhaust is a metaphor for today’s human life machine; A person who is captured by the Iron and has forgotten his divine nature. The exhaust paradoxically refers to the automobile; an achievement that allows people to escape from everyday life and travel. Life is also a journey; a transition that begins from birth and continues until death; and death itself is the beginning of a new journey.
This artwork reminds us of the importance of humanity which is to love; constant love; from dawn to dusk; and the journey continues to the paradise.
This artwork belongs to those who ….
We recommend this artwork to those who want to get rid of the imposed rules of life. Artists, managers, collectors and poets can be among the fans of this work of art; however, this can be a gift to anyone who sees life through the window of love and humanity.