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Like a memoir for an author, I document my life stories in artworks. My illustrations are often in the form of the impression I got from an experience. For example, when I visit new places, I capture my memories in ink illustrations, often portraying vernacular buildings and the street life and people around them.

I formally studied science and have a PhD in Cell Biology, but I also studied art history and learned different art techniques from my aunt, an artist and professor in fine arts. I come from a long line of artists, including painters, ceramic artists, and calligraphers. There are many places and cultures that have influenced me, but my main influence is my Persian roots, where motifs and intricate patterns have been found in carpets, ceramics, and mosaics since ancient times.