A series of collaged images made into patterns reminiscent of Persian carpets, Islamic art and architecture. The title is a playful evocation of the ways in which labelling can be misleading, and how images can be constructed from an outsider’s point-of-view. These patterns are a collection of visual correspondence between Iran and the West. The images have been mostly taken in Iran and the work has been constructed in the UK; the combination of this approach has enabled images that have a dual stance on the relationship between the Middle East and the West. This work was originally shown at Simunye Gallery in Sheffiled in 2004, with further exhibitions in a solo show ‘Far Nearer’ The Edge Gallery, Sheffield, and The Chameleon Gallery, Walsall 2006.

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