Cherry Garden

By Rashin Kheiriyeh

As an Iranian-American Artist who lives in East Capitol Hill in DC, Spring and Cherry Blossom season is always inspiring to create arts. The technique I used to design my sculpture ”Cherry Garden” is acrylic. I have been inspired by traditional Persian art, and influenced by beautiful patterns of the Persian rugs to paint the birds and flowers in my sculpture. My idea was to blend the traditional Persian art with a Modern western graphic style.

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Rashin Kheiriyeh

Washington, DC

Rashin Kheiriyeh was born in Iran. She received a PhD in illustration and an MFA in graphic design from Alzahra University in Tehran. She has published over eighty children’s books in countries around the world and created illustrations for The New York Times and Google. Rashin was named a 2017 Maurice Sendak Fellow and was the winner of the New Horizon Award at the Bologna Book Fair. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.