coloured sand on primed canvas, signed and dated 1960 in English lower left, on reverse inscribed 'vaziri 1960', framed 99 x 149 cm.
Exhibited: Galleria George Lester, Rome, 1961. Deutsche Bucher Bund Gallery, Munich. Solo exhibition at the Markisches Museum in Witten, Germany. Retrospective, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, 2004.
The work was also featured in a documentary 'Fear and Flight' by Pezhman Habibian, created in 2007.
"I was born to be an artist. In the very deep of every man, there lie his talent and his fate and he must trail them with diligence and perseverance. And when I discovered the talent in myself, I entered the world of art without any hesitation, I carried on, and now I do not regret it". Mohsen Vaziri Moghaddam
This painting is among the first of the sand paintings created by the artist. It is apparent from the composition that this work laid the foundation for his research into this medium. Vaziri's play-like experience with sand as a child shaped his artistic career. Drawing from his memories of the black and red sands of his beaches, Vaziri creates work that appears casual but is full of mysterious meaning.