Ati Ahkami ~
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Artist Statement

“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul,” said Henry Ward. The inspiration behind so many of my designs lies in the process of shaping the expressive human face. Spiritual investigation and inner development objectively shaped my muse. My muse is the interpretation of sensation, fascination, but then intuition and illumination. Through this creative process, I discovered that sharing my art is based upon conceptual Anthroposophy — the philosophy that a rich spiritual world exists and is accessible to direct experience through inner development.

Born on April 24, 1951, in Tehran, Iran, I started doing sculpture art with Parvaneh Roudgar in 2007 after I lost my beloved mother. Moving through my grief and then wanting to recover my happiness, I began to work with clay as my therapy. Sometimes I spend more than ten hours sculpting with no pause. Parvaneh has been a great influence in my life. She has shown me how the strength in works, and true perspective in the world can be life changing. I slowly started to investigate the human body and beyond that I explored the beauty of human anatomy. I became aware of the capacity of artistic practice to heal the heart.

I have taught art in Iran and have exhibited in my art in Vancouver where I have lived since 2010.

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