Cry | Newsha Davoodi
A woman crying in silence
29.7 x 42 cm
A woman crying in silence
Navigating between the world of reality and dreams, Newsha Davoodi tries to distinguish dreams and reality and how this definition is different for every individual. In this body of work, she attempts to illustrate the thin line between these two worlds and how far we go to push the boundaries of reality. With women being the centre of her work, Newsha aims to show women’s struggle to find balance and harmony in the unjust world of today.
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