This installation is derived from a concept of cut tree trunks, displayed in the interior thus changing their context.
They are suspended and have no dependence on the ground. In traditional symbolism, the tree is interpreted as a backrest pillar between the earth and the sky, but in this installation, the stable balance between the earth and the sky is no longer established, and the suspended trunks refer to the loss of this balance. A memorial element is created by transferring Islamic geometry and bringing it closer to Gothic geometry.
Hemmati dedicates this installation as a memorial to the women of her land, who, like this installation, have been in a state of suspension for more than four decades. In Persian literature, the cypress is a metaphor for women. These seven cypresses symbolise the endurance and persistence of Iranian women.
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