Being born and raised in Iran has had a tremendous impact upon the art of Mahnaz Ettehadieh. Her life there resurfaces as memories in her art.
Because of her history and artistic temperament, she is deeply affected by her emotions. Her paintings provide a means to express these feelings and allows her to gain a greater sense of inner peace.
“My images tend to reflect isolated figures in the process of bonding,” she says. “The layering of oils symbolically reflects emotions that feel current with my present state of mind.”