Born the daughter of a civil engineer, and an educated artist, Sarvin Haghighi experienced great joys, and harsh challenges. In a very short while, the pendulum would swing from privilege and independence to experiencing war firsthand, and the most basic of freedoms revoked. Speech beyond the garden walls of one’s home was not only censored, but grounds for imprisonment. Self-expression was now the charge of each individual to remedy - for Sarvin, the answer was art.
Exile would give birth to global citizenry. Her immediate family would eventually find themselves spread throughout the world. A new, hybrid reality, would give way, where East meets West, and diversity would be the norm. While passion for her Persian roots provides continual inspiration for the young artist, it’s the cross-cultural exposure that provides universal sub-text to her work. A single voice once censored, now amplifies the voices of many the world over who long for peace and freedom.
With Rumi Series, Sarvin's aims to build a cultural bridge and celebrate diversity.