Roya Motamedi

Aptitude of Kindness

  • Last year, during a visit to a temple in Kamakura, Japan I spent a day copying the Heart Sutra, in a room with others doing the same thing. As I was reading history of Heart Sutra, I saw a thread tied by the silk road and art through Afghanistan and Japan, the places of my parentage. The images I drew were those I grew up with, I felt permission to make a painting of them, the subject of my father and mother.