Posted by on Mar 2, 2014 in Two selves | 0 comments

Elmira Shokr Pour focuses on female identities rooted in her Iranian society and I feel drawn to this exploration, given my diverse heritage. I am drawn into the depths of the lady’s inner world; it feels surreal and darkly beautiful. The patterned blue dress hints to me at a buried complexity and freedom lying underneath the stoic gaze of the face presented to the world. The impact of culture on outward self expression is an issue close to my heart and key to my quest.