A series of animated short videos

The first three animations are from a trilogy that explores the idea of limitations/ attachments versus freedom/ non-attachment.

In “Paper Cut”, the character is born out of paper, and comes to life with limbs and body parts that are joined by strings.  Upon exploring his environment, he encounters physical limitations by coming up against the edge of the paper. He finally discovers a way out by creating an opening for himself.

“Blue Bird”, and “Snake Charmer” are both inspired by imagery used in the poetry of Rumi. In “Blue Bird”, the character seeks to release a small bird from a cage that it just out of reach.  Eventually, he takes off his own head and steps on it, in order to free this “blue bird of happiness”.

“Snake Charmer” is the third in the series. This time the character is entangled and driven by his thread-like animal self. For some time he struggles to free himself from the power of these “snakes”, until he finally discovers a way to release himself from their power by charming them into submission.

The fourth animation, "What The Moth Sees", is inspired by Persian poetry, and reflects the symbolic relationship between a moth and the candle's flame. The moth's attraction to the light of the flame, is often used as metaphor for ones quest for knowledge/ wisdom/ truth. The piece of music, Avaz-e Ishahan-Chaharmezrab is from the CD entitled Six Songs from the Qajar Period.