The Pennsylvania State University

School of Visual Arts

In transition

Pendulum of Identity

   As I entered the transitory space in between Persian and American culture, I found that the formation of my identity perception has become fractured. While my personal identity is strongly tied to my gender identity, other people often illustrate my identity through nationality. I scrutinize this disjuncture and seek answers to questions such as: to what extent is identity voluntary? Or is it obligatory? Do the geographical borders and political boundaries impose power over our identities? Can we alter the power system among the layers? Is it within our access to change this system? If it is, how deep can we delve into those layers?

Tulle, masonite
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