To what extent does our origin determine who we are? Hemaseh’s work is a dialogue between cultures. Her Persian roots and current Western environment create friction in experiences. These triggers inspire her to create tactile and textile works that do justice to both cultures.
Hemaseh tries to embrace the intermediate area between two cultures as one. The work balances between Middle Eastern and Western themes, such as family traditions and childhood memories. To feel at home, she chooses and models traditions from both cultures. Her work is like a puzzle piece that is right beyond the modern West and the magical Middle East, between thinking and feeling.
The work is personal and calls on the viewer to identify with it. She challenges the viewer to enter non-Western perspectives and settings and seduces them to stay there.