our house

When I was a young man growing up in my natives land , some men would rarely use their wives' or sisters' names, especially in front of strangers. Deep down, I understood that this practice was rooted in a male-dominant culture with  dogma that objectified women in our society. 

Driven by my ethical beliefs, I sought to reinterpret this tradition. I envisioned that this custom, instead of being disrespectful, symbolized profound reverence for the women of the household. Rather than addressing them by name, men would simply say 'our house.

' This new perspective portrayed the woman as the core and sanctity of the family, the unwavering foundation of the home, and a figure deserving of respect. This could have been influenced by ancient Persian culture, known for its community-centric values, including the spiritual belief of Mithraism.

In my gallery, I aimed to convey this concept by blending architectural drawings, blueprints, and photographs with the female form. Nevertheless, I remain uncertain about the success of this endeavor. 

Ps. I've also noticed moments where this gallery intersects with my goddess project… 

Ps. yes, such a good boy!