Sacred Crossings - A Memorial Tribute, Central Edifice for 10 Young Women Hanged in Shiraz, June 18, 1983
The ceiling of the edifice in the Sacred Crossing installation which was constructed of a 12' X8' X10' has 10 roses hanged to honor the ten young Baha'i women who were hanged publicly in Shiraz, Iran solely for not recanting their faith on June 18, 1983. One of these ten women was my second cousin, Tahireh who was a volunteer nurse in rural parts of Shiraz. The fabric to cover the ceiling has screen printed words Iran and America in Persian. A bitter reminiscent of the supporting role USA played in bringing the brutal Islamic regime of Iran to power in 1979.