An Intimate Childhood Story

I was born in Neyriz, a small town situated in the south east of Shiraz. Shiraz is the capital of the Province of Pars  in Iran. My father was a gardener and a farmer. My mother was a housewife, bearing a child in her womb and a child on her lap, cooking, cleaning and...

About The Palestinian Graffiti Takes a Flight

The Palestinian Graffiti Takes a Flight This painting is one of those works which their ideas come to mind from, out of the blue – from nowhere. Sudden metal conversations present themselves in strange and unrelated circumstances, and apparently they have no...

About Connected – Tim Flannery

Connected – Tim Flannery The idea of painting a portrait of Tim Flannery came to me some time in 2003 after winning the first prize for painting from the Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize. It was during the opening ceremony at the South Australian Museum in...

About Lin Dong Fu

Lin Dong Fu I met Dung Fu in Dunhuang China in 2008. I was painting in a cave went out to refresh. I saw a man and a woman looking at the sand hills over the river cliffs. I went on to them and introduced myself. He said: “oh you are the legend that everyone is...

About Love and Light – Geraldine Cox

 About Love and Light – Geraldine Cox I have to mention that it is not in my interest to paint portraits of other people just because they are famous. Rather, I have to be mentally urged by some personal, social and aesthetic impetus in order to engage in such...

Crucible – Eva Sallis (Hornong)

About  Crucible–  Eva Sallis ( Eva Hornong) Dr. Eva Hornong, born in 1964 in Bendigo is an Australian novelist and human right activist who has written many literary books and short stories and has won several literary awards. The Internet abounds information...

Stories by Orphan Children

Here are real life stories by Cambodian children who have been orphans, abandoned, stolen, sold, or with HIV positive.  They are lucky to have been rescued, protected and raised at the Geraldine Cox’s orphanage called the Sunrise Children’s Villages. These...

About Chante

About Chante Chante in Persian culture means a small bag containing small items of precious value, ones wisdom, knowledge, and intelligent tricks. We Iranian would say; “show me what do you have in your chante” which means bring out and reveal your...

About Shanghai Encounters

I was in Shanghai for an art exhibition in 2007. Went walking around and visiting places. It was interesting to see people getting together in parks and public places, playing music and dancing, men and women. I loved it. I wished people were allowed to do the same in...

A Glimpse of Hope

A Glimpse of Hope  Under the sun, through the night; with a load of memories, a taste of happiness, a glimpse of hope;  I trekked the lands, cross the oceans, wandered through the time, through the space. I searched into the past, reflected upon this, and wondered...