The second annual Bay Area MFA Show showcased the work of graduating Master of Fine Arts students from the five leading MFA programs in the Bay Area. Shirin displayed Babel Trilogy, which interrogates one of the most ancient tales of identity and a scattered community, the myth of the Tower of Babel.
We showed Shirin's work a year later, in CARe's socially distanced exhibition Art Window. Her site-specific piece, made of metallic gold emergency blanket, drew attention to the global refugee crisis. Inspired by satellite images of seas and deserts, the two most common terrains refugees must traverse, Shirin deliberately drops ink onto a chosen spot, and then lets the ink flow and find its way. Leaving much of the process to chance and luck, Shirin's work alludes to situations where we lose control over major life events.