Iranian American artist Nassem Navab understands firsthand the immigrant’s desire to attain order in a world where they often find themselves fleeing from chaos. Her installation reflects the steps her own mother would take to protect the furniture in their home from wear and tear, an apt metaphor for preserving the family’s own safety and protection in a new, unfamiliar environment. The clear vinyl encapsulating each piece of furniture is meticulously hand sewn with gold thread. Nassem’s work provides a powerful testimony of the often-difficult life that immigrants endure when creating a home away from home.
Terminal 2 East, Pre-Security