Flight of the Dolphin
Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian Iranian
Not on view
Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian was one of Iran’s pioneering women artists. In a career which spanned more than five decades, she worked in both her native Iran and the United States. She combined traditional reverse-glass painting, mirror mosaics, and principles of Islamic geometry with modern concepts of minimalism. Flight of the Dolphin—a reflective kaleidoscope of hundreds of mirror fragments—creates the effect of moving ripples on a two-dimensional surface.