“to the silent reminiscences”
What are the moments that defined who you are?
For me, there are 3 moments.
“Graffiti is one of the few tools you have if you have almost nothing. And even if you don’t come up with a picture to cure world poverty you can make someone smile while they’re having a piss.”
There are several Mowens lives together in one body, I guess that when she is old, her body will look like an empire where lives of tons of Mowen in different forms.
” I’ve got to paint, I can’t help myself. When a man falls into the water, i doesn’t matter how he swims, well or badly, he’s got to get out or else he’ll drown. “
— the moon and sixpence, by Maugham
In 2011, I was in my 2nd year of university, after my first cultural exchange in North Cyprus, I decided to change my major from Accounting to Philosophy, and run for the position of AIESEC Local Committee Vice President. That was the first time I drew my story to let people know more about my and why I made this decision.
In Shwedagon Pagoda, I was sitting in the corner to draw the big Pagoda from 4 pm to 8 pm, sometimes an old monk with a little monk stood there to look at me drawing, sometimes a few young lady who cleaned the leaves sat behind me watching me drawing , sometimes some tourist with SLR cameras took photos when I was drawing, but most of the time, it’s the little ants staying with me.
This is the way how I deal with the world and get my inner peace.
I was living in Iran for one year, in Tehran, on the snow mountain. That was the year 1395, in Persian Calendar. During the Persian New Year holiday, I took a notebook and several markers and started my first painting trip, from Tehran, to Anzali, Isfahan, Naein and Shiraz.