Bronze Arrow - Taher Asad-Bakhtiari
Asad-Bakhtiari, of Iranian tribal origins and interested in astrology, has always been fascinated by the idea of arrows and their power. Through them, he explores various life objectives. The bronze sculpture is a reinterpretation of one of the arrows that he designed for the Met Bauer in New York. To create the work, Asad-Bakhtiari casted and sacrificed a wool work to create the mould of the sculpture. The bronze arrow is a vision from Achaemenid Empire times, it evokes a tribal speech and soldiery reminiscence. In previous works, made of woven wool, one can see repetitions of triangles and lines, whereby he takes the representations out of the boxed frames, and now the frames are gone and the same geometrics are used in different ways.