Title: zarf (containers)
Artist: Jasmine Valandi
Language: English, Farsi
Dimensions: 4.25″ (106 mm) x 5.5″ (141 mm)
Binding: 2-sided folded flutter book
Printing: Digital printing
Colour: Black and white
Copyright : Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 ) License). Content copyrights remain with listed contributors.
zarf (containers) was created for a RML book exchange event that was hosted by BRUNA press + archive (Bellingham, Washington) in 2017. The book is comprised of reproductions of family photos, treasured objects, and a found story. When the folded book is opened, the inverse side features the artist’s immigrant parents, pictured next to a favourite recipe. All of these are evocative of the burden carried by the generation who risks much to arrive in a foreign culture.