Persian Love Affair

Persian Love Affair (Installation), 2009, Ceramic, rubber, ink, paper, black gesso, wood, metal, foam. Dimensions variable, 144 x 12 x 18"

I did this work after hearing about the story of two teen age boys Ayaz Marhoni and Mahmoud Asgari who were found guilty of homosexuality.  They were hanged by the neck until dead on 19 July 2005 in a public execution in an intersection of the city of Mashhad, Iran; while their fellow citizens looked on.