A vertical bright mixed media painting. It shows an impression of landscape and tapestry in aerial view.

Bahar Behbahani, Aerial Roots (2023). Mixed media. 70 x 100 x 2.5 in.

Growing up in challenging circumstances, transitioning to a new country, and navigating from drought to flood, transformed my adaptation journey into what I call an “Immigrant Methodology”—a process of viewing the world and ourselves through portable and adaptive forms, finding creative solutions in the face of displacement challenges. It is an endeavor to carry forth with dignity and grace, embodying our immigrant selves in the architecture of our experiences.