This exhibition highlighted the work of seven American artists of diverse backgrounds who draw inspiration from Islamic visual heritage. Nazanin’s two contributions, 100 Destinies and Handmade Flowers and Vines, were both indebted to her Persian heritage. Her hand-dyed silk flowers were a recreation of the lost gardens of her youth that were gone when she returned to Iran as a young adult, and the headless female figure dressed in a garment hand-painted with the Persian word, “destiny,” sarnevesht in Farsi, harkens back to the tradition of bibliomancy, a means of foretelling the future by interpreting a random selection from a book.

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