“Peace” by Nastaran Nasir Zadeh
I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.
My dear heart, never think you are better than others. Listen to their sorrows with compassion. If you want peace, don't harbor bad thoughts, do not gossip and don't teach what you do not know.
Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī, known all over Europe as Rūmī, was a 13th-century Persian poet and Sufi mystic. Rūmī is famous for his ambiguous, beautiful and symbolic poems that deal with the search for self, truth, peace and love, offering us inspiration and support even today. Rūmī is remembered as an ambassador of love and peace in the world.
Nastaran Nasir Zadeh’s works have their starting point in nature, Rūmī’s poetry and Sufi mysticism. Her creative works – paintings and ceramic works – speak of how people's welfare depends on nature and of the love for nature, and contain the universal message of all-conquering peace.
Nastaran Nasir Zadeh was educated as a dancer, artist and cultural manager in Tehran, the capital of Iran, in the 1970s and early 1980s. She has been living in Finland since 1989, working mostly as a dance teacher.
For a short time she also worked as a gallerist in London and Helsinki. Since 1998, Nastaran Nasir Zadeh has had solo and group exhibitions in Finland, Germany, England and the USA.