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Organic connection
Works on paper

By Roshan Houshmand
July 11, 2003
The Iranian

The most significant aspect of making art, for me, is the unique fulfillment of psychic, spiritual and emotional needs. I work predominantly in mixed media, intuitively and repetitively layering, cutting, sorting, and folding selected materials; an automatic reflex based on desire, need, and the awareness of one situation's response to another.

The intimacy provided by the sense of touch is revealed in the emphasis on texture, as bare hands are my tools of preference. I use fabric, paper, pigment, organic material, photos, texture, smell, found objects and broken bits of stuff, which resonate with a sense of history, nature, time and place. 

As an Iranian/American having been raised in the Philippines and Iran; and having spent the majority of my artistic life in Spain and the US, I connect to the diverse patterns of culture in search for a universal truth. 

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