Monir Sharoudy Farmanfarmaian’s felt tip art

Remember when I said I wanted to take up painting? Well I’ve yet to figure out the baffling-seeming world of paper and paints* yet alone sit down to do anything. But while I was in New York, I discovered Iranian artist Monir Sharoudy Farmanfarmaian whose work¬†abstracts traditional geometric patterns from her culture in a variety of forms – her mirror mosaic work is most dazzling – my favourite of which was felt tips. Felt tips. I’ve got pencil cases full of them on the kitchen table. This was an inspiration. Here are some of her pieces that I saw at The Guggenheim and I’m not suggesting I’m going to be able to sit down and achieve similar.

*I can see how this might sound like I’m putting up barriers.

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