Twisted

“Ordeal” was inspired by the Ordeal tree, native to tropical Africa that is used in Singapore for landscaping, favoured for its spreading canopy.

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Face

The artwork consist of hundreds of individual portraits and together they form a complex geometric pattern that resembles the designs found on traditional Persian carpets. Tirafkan makes use of this quintessential craft form to comment on the issues of population growth, gender and identity in modern Iran.