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.

6 comments:

Dina said...

Lovely Persian themes. I do hope their freedom will come one day.

diane said...

An interesting disturbing story. Great shots too.

diane said...

I've just scrolled through the other sculptures. I love the little boy lost. What a great art show I would love to see it.

babaee said...

dear Ann, i am Mona, I've made this work i like your photos from my work would you please send me another photos from this work ?(if you have) thank you

babaee said...

dear Ann, i am Mona, I've made this work i like your photos from my work would you please send me another photos from this work ?(if you have) thank you

Ann said...

Mona, I can't remember how many I took but I would be happy to send you any others that I might have. Please send me your email address - go to my profile and click on emai. I think your work is beautiful.