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Mercede Sheybani


Artist Statement: In her journey, Mercede Sheybani explores the many reasons behind immigration, from human compassion to the impacts of war, politics, and the environment. Inspired by her own family’s immigration, she aims to capture the raw emotions and complex stories of those on difficult journeys. Each of her sculptures and jewelry pieces becomes a powerful storyteller, weaving together tales of resilience and longing. With hidden poems echoing her Iranian heritage, her creations invite viewers to connect with their own stories. Mercede’s art goes beyond individual exploration, fostering a shared understanding and appreciation for the immigrant experience, driven by the diverse and intricate reasons that lead people to seek new beginnings.

Materials: Silver

Dimensions: 2 *3 inches

Educational Institution: Academy of Art University


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