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Reza Pishgahi

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Reza Pishgahi
ARTIST STATEMENT The processes used in my work include blowing, fusing, cutting, and assembling glass and incorporating them with cut, shaped, and welded steel. The metal surface finish includes brushing, grinding, and/or natural oxidation. Getting involved with the arts is relatively a new adventure for me. In the last ten years I have been on a path of self-discovery searching for a deeper meaning in life. The greatest realization during this period was that the source of meaning and ultimately happiness in life originates from within. This enabled me to view the mystery of life with a new perspective and freed my creativity to find its own path. My work in glass and metal sculpture is a reflection of my inner joy of being alive and being present. My sculptures represent nature at its elemental levels where wind, water, fire, and earth gather every day for the dance of life. The underlying goal in my design is elegance where simplicity and style intertwine Selected Exhibitions and Awards SELECTED EXHIBITIONS Naples National Art Festival, Naples, FL Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival Reston, VA Montauk Art Festival NY Summer fair Cincinnati, OH Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts State Collage, PA Ann Arbor State St Area Art Fair, Ann Arbor, MI Minneapolis, MInnesota Uptown Art Fair, MN State Festival Bloomington, Indiana Alexandria Festival of the Arts Alexandria VA Art in the Park, Birmingham, MI EDUCATION Doctoral Degree in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University MS University of Wisconsin BS University of Isfahan
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