Mississippi Delta, 2007-8 / coloured pencil, watercolour on mylar / 112 x 655 cm
Mississippi, 2002 / black pencil, black watrecolor on mylar / 91 x 275 cm
Glass Front Porch for Walter Benjamin, 2001 / glass, plexiglass, stainless steel, anodized aluminium
ABOUT THE ARTIST
The Iranian-American artist well known for his public-art projects and sculptures of sociopolitical import, moved to the U.S. in 1960. Since that time, the central recurring message and intended social function of his work has been to reflect upon and celebrate American democratic ideals. With his informed references to rural and vernacular architecture and his numerous tributes to the country's leading poets, philosophers and thinkers, his art has always been infused with optimism about American democracy.