Koushna Navabi

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The earlier sculptures consist of knitted work in the forms of deformed clothes and fantastical human organs which undermine conventional associations with the domestic and the feminine.

The later sculptures like The Crows, British Resident and Jen (Ogre) mix knitwear and taxidermy and represent political allegories about exile and displacment and about the relationship between the West and the Orient. The Crows which was exhibited at the Hiroshima Art Document 2006, was partly inspired by the anniversary of the Hiroshima Bombing. The work consists of a blasted tree with taxidermy-stuffed crows each connected to a drooping black knitted oil drop-like object decorated with a barely discernible 12th-century stucco Persian motif.