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RAHA MAHMOUDI
final forage

Thread, Cotton, Tulle, Beads

ARTIST STATEMENT

 

I marvel at how the worker honeybee flits and flutters, hums and labours until she tires. She organizes within her hive in an act of care, survival, instinct. Each summer I am drawn to the places she pollinates – a field, a community garden, a boulevard. On the forages I bear witness to, I glimpse some of her final days and am inspired.

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ARTIST BIO

Born and raised in Toronto, Raha Mahmoudi has dabbled in textile arts – mainly knitting – to keep herself warm in the cold months. Her exploration of nature is driven by her surrounding urban landscape: blades of grass in the concrete, a raccoon taking a nap in a tree hollow, pigeons navigating the subway system. In addition to creative writing, photography, and knitting, she adds embroidery as a layer to capture the everyday.

@rahizzle

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THE JOURNEY