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Behbahani considers the relationship between water and borders, invasive and native species, immigrant flora and how waterways have served as a means of human and plant migration. Examining horticulture history, which includes questions about nomenclature and associated political narratives, the artist incorporates philosophy and design of Persian gardens into her creative practice.
—Eileen Jeng Lynch, Curator of Visual Arts at Wave Hill


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Unwalled

Mixed media on canvas
70 x 100 in / 178 x 254 cm

Eram

Oil, acrylic, crayon, marker on canvas
72 x 54 in / 183 x 137 cm

Untitled 1

Oil, acrylic, crayon, marker on canvas
36 x 28 in / 91 x 71 cm

Untitled 2

Oil, acrylic, crayon, marker on canvas
36 x 28 in / 91 x 71 cm

Yellow River (1), from River Series

Lapis lazuli and pigment; Hand carved on found woodboard.
11 x 11 in / 28 x 28 cm

Yellow River (2), from River Series

Lapis lazuli and pigment; Hand carved on found woodboard.
11 x 11 in / 28 x 28 cm