Sadegh Tirafkan´s Human Tapestry represents an example of extremely detailed collages which are brought together from hundreds of pictures of different individuals into a detailed patterns typical for the traditional Persian carpets. These collages are in line with Sadegh´s effort to connect traditional and modern patterns of artistic creativity. It also brings to the forefront a certain social issues. However most intriguing question which arises from the context of this work is its appeal to a spiritual unity of humanity. This is depicted in the connection of different individuals that creates certain patterns in which the people cooperate. All individuals are however always part of the "broader picture" which unites them.
Human Tapestry (2010)
The carpet is emblematic of Persian culture – its symbol, seasonality, richness, diversity and continuity in time and in history. As such I have been obsessed by the parallelism and marriage between this symbolic, intricately loomed object and the people to whom it belongs. In my project, I have platformed and emphasized the population issue as it is faced not only by Iran but also globally. I am also considering humankind’s behavior in various situations. My goal is to demonstrate that all people regardless of gender, culture and religion are indeed seeking inner peace and sanctity.