Simin Ekrami Simin is a sculptor with a unique affinity for organic materials and forms. Her figures speak to her from wood and stone.
They emerge from their source as though suspended in animation and then released and given life by the deft hand of the Artist. Simin was born in Tehran, The youngest of four daughters. She was destined to be a sculptor. In 1968 having completed her High school, Simin left Iran for The United States. She began B.A in Fine Arts at Morgan State University in Baltimore. In 1971 she returned home and completed her degree at Tehran University.
Despite her time abroad, Simin is firmly grounded in the Persian Artistic Tradition. The Stonework's of Persepolis have proven to be her strongest influence and inspiration. She has studied these sculptures and friezes intently. Initially she was determined to improve upon them and to produce works of a similar genre but more abstract in form. In the end, she found, "The more I studied the sculptures of Persepolis, the more I realized just how abstract they were." More...