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DON’T JINX YOURSELF

Within all societies and cultures, there are customs that reveal superstitious elements. Indicators of these symbols can be seen as but not limited to blue stones, salt cubes, and a various shapes of eyes. In Iran, these symbols are known as “nazar-gir.” For example, the “Evil Eye” is an amulet that cleanses all negative energy from the receiver of it’s glare.

The shapes that I have created might be far from the typical “nazar-gir,” but they have captured my attention. The designs on these shapes are inspired by old superstitious beliefs.

After traveling and experiencing diverse cultures, I have come to the conclusion that the display of luxurious apparel and excessive accessories in today’s society remind me of the same concept of “nazar-gir.”

People are so engulfed by the essentials of appearance. In today’s society we tend to focus more on what a person is wearing than the actual person.