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Marriage Proposal

Khaastegaari is the traditional Iranian marriage proposal ceremony in which the bride-to-be, the suitor, and their respective families meet for the first time. As the ceremony begins, the girl goes around with a tray, offering tea to the guests.

In this tradition, I believe what is being served is actually the decapitated bride’s head: she is presenting herself to others, so they can decide if they find her beautiful enough or not. The sculptures were created using casts of my own head. They are not so much beautiful as they are indifferent.