Saturday, 14 November 2009
Sculpture by the Sea (6)
Another piece with controversy attached. 27 year old Iranian, Mona Aghababee, won the prize for young sculptors with her piece, Where is the Freedom, but has been refused a visa to travel from Tehran to Australia to receive the prize. "The thing that is important for me is they couldn't reject my opinion ... I couldn't come to another country myself, but my idea and my thought can go."
Where is the Freedom, Mona Aghababaee - Inspired by Ancient Persian culture, the symbols are used in a new context and are connected with the social, politcal and cultural conditons in Iran. Mild iron wire.