Lida’s new painting “Heart of Serenity” (oil on canvas, 90 x 70cm) is dedicated to the damaged relations between Iran and USA.
She says: “If Georgia O’Keeffe the female painter was a heart of the USA, then I am a female painter heart of Iran. She brought attention to the beauty of flowers with her art, I bring those flowers to the heart of what makes us human with my art. Such is the intertwined steps forward of civilizations. The true identity of a nation lies in the daily lives of its citizens, and the authentic relations of a nation lye in the connection felt and lived on through its artists.
Just a little reminder to all people reading the news about the escalation of political tension at the moment between the USA and Iran. Remember there are other types of relations going on between these two countries which are actually authentic and real in their connection.”- Lida Sherafatmand
This painting has been painted at the Hanse-Wissenschafftskolleg Intitute for Advanced Study in Germany where Lida Sherafatmand is currently a fellow artist in residence”.