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…
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.
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…