Artwork: Nasrin Golden
Music: iordAnis Sidiropoulos
Shahmaran, or the ‘snake goddess’ is considered to be the keeper of wisdom. The term consists of Shah (Iranian Ruler) and Maran (snakes). Shahmaran can be found within the book of ‘One Thousand and One Nights’. Some believe her image can protect against bad events. The snake is a symbol of water and in Persian mythology it is believed that the snake is a master of storm clouds. They dwell within the seas and in times of lightening, they guide the rain to earth and cause fertility. In this piece, I use Shahmaran to relay a symbol of source energy, rain and fertility. The fish (sustained by the ocean) is subject to Shahmaran yet is depicted as honouring the bringer of fertility.
Nasrin Golden is an Iranian Visual Artist who attempts to convey the healing and reconciliation of conflict inherent to the human condition. As a migrant living in Ireland since 2012, her work transcends cultural barriers as she aims to convey the commonalities underlying shared lived experiences.Through different mediums (photography, painting, video art) Nasrin’s work frequently contrasts opposites through variations of light and color. She frequently explores women’s issues, especially repressed femininity, notions of self and its manifestations.Nasrin was awarded Summer School residency with ‘Create’ in Ireland, June 2019. She is invited to participate in the Women Artists 2nd International Biennial of Macau 2020. Her work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions around the world including: Tehran, Kuala Lumpur, Dublin, Vancouver and Macua.She holds a M.A. in Visual Arts, and a B.A. in Photography.
*Shahmaran and Nasrin´s bio are taken from NasrinGolden.com
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