Overweighted Suitcase

Mercede Sheybani


San Francisco, CA, United States

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The concept behind this piece is rooted in the deep longing that many immigrants feel for the freedom to live life on their own terms. The suitcase shape represents the journey they individually embark upon, leaving behind familiar surroundings and venturing into the unknown. As the ring opens, the word “freedom” emerges, symbolizing the ultimate goal and aspiration of these immigrants.

I was born in Iran and am currently obtaining my MFA at The Academy of Art University. My work focuses on story-telling humanitarian issues and its effects on immigration. I pull from my own experiences and real stories happening around me. My personal narrative comes from my emotions.

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