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Laura Gets Honest for a Future Without Art

Aug 06 2021

I don’t remember art hanging on the walls of my childhood home in Iran. I learned later in life that many members of my family were creative, but at the time it felt like art was not readily accessible to me. In many ways, my artistic pursuits were limited by a societal expectation not to show too much emotion, to be stoic. At 15, my life finally intersected with art. I sought out my American dream and seized the opportunity to move overseas, diving fully into art education, learning from established artists and teachers, and experiencing museums and art institutions in the U.S. From then on, I devoted myself to the craft, using it as an outlet for self-expression. Like an author’s autobiography, my art reflects my life.” Laura shares this and more with Alliance Magazine. Read more here.