Gonbade Kabood

 

This piece is a partly imitation from stucco decoration outside and moqarnas (honeycombed designs) inside in which Iranian eyes are accustomed to see. I have made use of the same designs, though I have taken them, here, to the third dimension. Simple geometrical surfaces (squares, rectangles, triangles, and trapezoids) intersect in space and lead to fractures, folds and angles that automatically conjure the shamseh (sun-medal design) and muqarnas found in tiles and traditional architecture.