6" x 6" Oil
$75.00 + $10. s/h
In 1977 and 1978 I lived in Esfahan, Iran. I taught ESL, English as a Second Language, to helicopter pilots on the Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi Army Airforce Base. Esfahan was, and I assume still is, one of the most beautiful cities I've visited. The architecture, the mosaics on the buildings, the wandering alleys in the bazaar. It was an incredible oasis in the middle of the country. Like many foreigners, I left Iran due to the revolution and the political problems. As history has told us, the Shah, the people, and the Ayatollah Khoemini did not see eye to eye. Anyway, I bought the most beautiful copperware, carpets, and other souvenirs. This is one of the bowls from Esfahan.
Over the Thanksgiving holiday we went to see Argo. It was quite stressful and not always easy to watch the history of the time. My daughter could not believe that I had lived there and only left 10 months before that took place. When I see something like that movie and hear about Iran on the news, I'm often saddened by what I see and hear. It's a country with such an incredible history and culture.
I also just finished reading "Iran Awakening" by the Nobel Prize winner Shirin Ebadi. She speaks of her life as a lawyer and judge in Iran. It was very interesting.
As in the past, for the month of December, my daily paintings are 25% off. Those posted in December will have a Paypal button reflecting that sale. However, if you see a painting from the past that you'd like, please email me and I'll send you a Paypal invoice reflecting the sale price. And, I'll gift wrap any paintings that you'd like sent as a gift!