Thread is a series of sculptures from everyday objects wrapped in black string. It includes traditional Iranian objects, such as copper trays and blue tiles, and modern objects from Western culture, such as high-heeled shoes and headphones. Each sculpture has its title, which includes the name of the object in Persian-English (Farsi-English) and its English translation, for instance, Sini (Tray). The objects in Thread are among the precious objects I brought from my home city of Isfahan in Iran. Together, the objects represent the care and protection taken when the objects are seen as tokens of phenomenological or collective memory. In modern-day Iranian culture, these objects are part of the typical experience of culture, including a combination of traditional Iranian and contemporary Western influences.










Sini (Tray), from the series Thread, 2017-ongoing series, tray and string ©Mehran Modarres-Sadeghi
Skateboard (Skateboard) from the series Thread, ongoing series, skateboard and string ©Mehran Modarres-Sadeghi


Oot’to (Iron), from the series, Thread, ongoing series, iron and string ©Mehran Modarres-Sadeghi
from the Thread series ©Mehran Modarres-Sadeghi
from the Thread series ©Mehran Modarres-Sadeghi
from Thread series ©Mehran Modarres-Sadeghi
Kafsh (Shoes), from the series Thread, ongoing, shoes and string ©Mehran Modarres-Sadeghi