Pen+Pillar is so proud to partner with talented refugee artisans in our community. Read more about each of our artisans below, and find out how to purchase their work.

TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF

My name is Mona and I'm refugee from Iran. I've come to America to endure the dreams that are made to come true.

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE ARTIST?

My favorite artist is Kathë Kollwitz. When I paint, I paint in the same energy. I see beauty, the meaning and life. It's a wonderful thing when you see deeper than the painting within itself.

WHAT DOES ART MEAN TO YOU?

Art means living to me. The things people do in life might not last, but art does. Whether it's music, statues, the moon or stars, art is always here. It's defining, it's beautiful, it speaks it's own language, like life. It is everything.

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?

Life has no instructions, it is to be lived to its fullest. I love to live life at its fullest. I enjoy to be outdoors, the nature, the night skies, the moon, the sun setting. I love the arts of the world. Painting, creating is my passion. I love to see the world smile, which is why I also love to paint and create art. My paintings are me, and I am my paintings.

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