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Thursday, 19 May 2016

Haleh Dehlavi: Just Be Present!

Our featured artists this week is Haleh Dehlavi. She kindly shares with us the meaning and inspiration behind her work.

Born in a family of musicians, poets, and visual artists, I’ve been deeply enriched with different forms of art. The most inspiring is my mother's talent in drawing and painting, which was in addition to her career as a professional musician. From a  very young age watching my mother's paintings enticed me toward finding my passion in visual art. Now my goal in creating artwork is exploring endless endless ways of creation, working with colours, motifs, shapes and textures.

My work is expressive and imaginative. By fostering a deep sense of connection to my inner world, I transform the energy of my thoughts and feelings to heartfelt lines of wires, shades of colours and textural surfaces. I consciously immerse in the sensation of "Being" and devote my presence to the momentum of creation. I simply improvise; I don't plan, I let my soul lead me to select materials, shapes, textures and colours until the entire composition unfolds.

As a mixed media contemporary/abstract artist, I enjoy working with different materials and textures; however, wire is my signature element. The idea for working with wire came to me as I visualized interesting shapes in my fallen strands of hair.

My education and work experience in Textile Design and Printing (BA) has enhanced my ability to employ various themes and techniques that create rhythmic and balanced compositions and  are instrumental to designing fabrics.

The title of my collection is “JustBe” and this phrase is imbedded as a hidden message in each piece of this collection. “JustBe” is an indication of “Being” as the essence of living and ascension of mindfulness. My motto is:  Just Be Present!  Pause, Feel, and Embrace the Moment You Are In to truly experience the Life Within!

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  1. Creative, beautiful, and impressive artworks. Kudos Haleh!

  2. I am fascinated by your way of expressing deep and delicate emotions and thoughts through wires and colours. Deeply meaningful and beautiful! Marvelous!

  3. The message that provoked each of your art work is unique. Your art work is very beautiful and thank you for sharing it with us. Keep up the great work.

  4. Joy is purely present in your artwork. Emotions and energies are revealed superbly. Art is simply bravery, and you are brave my friend. I commend you on your beautiful collection, and looking forward to the show.
    May mindfulness become the main state of today's troubled minds.

  5. Thanks for all the comments, encouragements and supports.