Taravat Talepasand is an Iranian American and boldly explores her bicultural identity in her work. Acknowledging the persistence of memory and the past, and accepting that neither can be buried or wrapped away from sight, Talepasand creates work that highlights female empowerment and, at times, explains the complicated path that the artist has experienced alongside other women. These new sculptural paintings were made by stretching the sanctioned domestic fabrics from Iran over linen. A color field of casein milk paint on the linen highlights the dominant color of each unique, hand printed textile. With the same confident hand, Talepasand paints in tiny areas of narratives - persian miniatures illustrating ceremonies, love, relationships and customs alongside poppies and flowers - some sheathed by the Persian textiles, some intimately embedded within the flowering detail of the textile. These painted narratives explore the artist’s new life as a wife, mother and slowly unwind the patterns of her family and upbringing.