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Leyla Modirzadeh
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Ditmas Park



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  • Mes Annees in gallery
    2010
    hand dyed silk, silk with typing ink
    This is the quilt in the gallery. I put two fans blowing on it so the pages would flutter.

  • Mes Annees
    2010
    silk, silver
    This is an autobiographical quilt as part of a series of such quilts. This one uses text and I typed on sheets of silk everything I could remember from every year of my life.

  • detail
    2010
    hand dyed silk, silk with typing ink
    This is a detail from the larger "Mes Annees" quilt.

  • Mes Visages
    2010
    silk, intaglio printing
    This is another autobiographical quilt in the series. I printed an image of my face from every year of my life. The silk is hand dyed.

  • detail from quilt
    2010
    2010
    This is a detail from a large autobiographical quilt I made, with images from every year of my life. This is year 8 and I printed it on silk using etched copper plates (intaglio printing process).

  • White House
    2010
    mixed
    This is from a series of small house effigies for places where I lived growing up. This one is France.

  • Green House
    2010
    mixed
    This is part of a series of small houses representing places I lived while growing up. This one is California. I put transparencies of photographs in the windows to see through into the scenes inside.

  • The Gold House
    2010
    mixed
    This house has gems and gold leaf and photo transparencies. It was based on my time in Iran growing up.

  • The Grey House
    2010
    Mixed
    This house is based on the house I lived in growing up in California. On the removable lid is a tiny ping pong table and an orange tree.

  • White House Interior
    2010
    mixed
    This is the interior school house of the French house with reproductions of art work I made while I was there (ages 3 - 6).

  • Interior Green House
    2010
    mixed
    This is the interior of a house in California where we lived.

  • Gold House Interior
    2010
    mixed
    This is the interior of the Iran house.

  • Baby in a Box
    2009
    mixed

  • Brooklyn Gardens
    2009
    mixed
    These little people are sitting in a Brooklyn back garden surrounded by pavement and protected by tall weeds.

  • Bird House
    2009
    mixed
    If you look through this cuckoo clock bird house you can see a man who loves birds inside (the back is open for light to come through the blue transparencies).

  • L
    2008
    intaglio print
    I made an alphabet book making a print for every letter.

  • Y
    2008
    intaglio print
    This is another page from the alphabet book made of intaglio prints.
 








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