Maryam Ashkanian Iranian, b. 1988

Overview

Ashkanian embroiders individuals deep in sleep onto the surface of her handmade pillows, matching the size of her subjects to the area they would occupy when resting.

Iranian artist Maryam Ashkanian graduated in Painting from Art Faculty of Gilan University, Iran. Ashkanian embroiders individuals deep in sleep onto the surface of her handmade pillows, matching the size of her subjects to the area they would occupy when resting. The stitched sleepers lay sprawled in different configurations on the white background. These sculptures are a way to access the wide subject matter of dreams, a place where Ashkanian feels we can observe ourselves in one of the purest forms.

Works
  • Maryam Ashkanian, Sleep Series, 2014
    Maryam Ashkanian
    Sleep Series, 2014
    Sewing on pillow
    50 x 61 x 12.7 cm
    Stitched into the side of the pillow.
    £ 3,500.00
  • Maryam Ashkanian, Sleep Series, 2014
    Maryam Ashkanian
    Sleep Series, 2014
    Sewing on pillow
    70 x 90 x 20 cm
  • Maryam Ashkanian, Sleep Series, 2014
    Maryam Ashkanian
    Sleep Series, 2014
    Sewing on pillow
    70 x 90 x 20 cm
  • Maryam Ashkanian, Sleep Series, 2014
    Maryam Ashkanian
    Sleep Series, 2014
    Sewing on pillow
    70 x 90 x 20 cm
  • Maryam Ashkanian, Sleep Series, 2018
    Maryam Ashkanian
    Sleep Series, 2018
    Sewing on pillow
    50 x 61 x 12.7 cm
    Stitched into the side of the pillow.
    £ 3,500.00
  • Maryam Ashkanian, Sleep Series, 2019
    Maryam Ashkanian
    Sleep Series, 2019
    Sewing on pillow
    50 x 61 x 12.7 cm
    Stitched into the side of the pillow.
    £ 3,500.00