“Scenic Kitchen … – Memories - The Abyss”
Based on a poem by Hafiz, this series of self portraits, narrate the story of an immigrant woman, the photographer, who is suffering from the pressure of being away from her country, family, friends and everything she knows. At the beginning she imprisoned her self at home, not accepting the new society and the new country, but eventually she stepped outside into the natural environment where she finds peace and calmness. Hafiz told her: "You cannot find the truth inside a convent, step out of it if you are searching for something." This is what he told her in Persian:
ز کنج صومعه حافظ مجوی گوهر عشق"
“If you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.” Friedrich Nietzsche
Holland is my abyss.