Tag: Dari

  • Gates series

    Gates series

    “Gates” is a series of three monoprints drawing on Muradi’s poem of the same name, which explores themes of immigration and identity. The prints are rendered in a style reminiscent of classical illuminated manuscripts in Persian. The lines play with the Farsi/Dari diacritical marks “zabar,” [above] “zeyr,” [below] and “peysh,” [before] which denote short vowel sounds […]

  • Salaam Alaikum series

    Salaam Alaikum series

    “Salaam Alaikum” is a series of monoprints drawing lines from Muradi’s eponymous poem, which is concerned with how daily greetings take on new tenor in times of war. Here, greetings in Dari are layered with transliterations in English. Lines from the poem are in conversation with the meaning of the greetings. For example, “manda nabasheyn” […]

  • Poison

    Poison

    Poison, written by Nadia Anjuman in the Summer of 2001 in Herat, Afghanistan.  I letterpress printed her original Farsi poem alongside an English translation by Diana Arterian and Marina Omar in September, 2015.  I printed this to honor all the women who have been murdered in Afghanistan and beyond in misogynist societies. To read more of […]

  • Heart #5

    Heart #5
  • Word Play

    Word Play

    Screenprint on kozo paper. 2014

  • Ishqnama

    Ishqnama

    Ishqnama / The Book of Love. 6 x 8.5″ closed; 4-panel double-sided accordion. 2013Collaboration with Abdullah Osman, Wazhmah Osman, Marina Ancona (10 Grand Press), Lila Yomtoob, and Nooshin Rostami. The artist book is archived in these libraries.

  • Alefabet books

    Alefabet books

    These little blue foldout books are designed for play. Unfold the pages and see how the Farsi alphabet relates to the English alphabet. Farsi (also known as Dari) uses the Arabic alphabet. The first letter is Alef, an ancient word believed to have derived from an Egyptian hieroglyph. I remember sounding out my letters when I […]