Introduction to 30Voices
 
Art has a profound ability to empower and endow the voiceless with resonance. Art is capable of educating the uninformed and healing the wounded spirit. 30Voices is a non-profit organization devoted to raising awareness about domestic abuse  by establishing a community of experienced and aspiring artists eager to share their candid visions of love, heartbreak and resurrection. 
 
30voices is dedicated to promoting and cultivating the diverse voices of Iranian women through various artistic outlets such as paintings, sculptors, mix media, music, film, performances and literature. By offering workshops, organizing events and developing resources for burgeoning female artists, 30Voices hopes to instill confidence in women and aid in the progression of a healthy and enlightened community. 
 
The significance behind the name 30Voices originates from the Persian mythological creature known as the Si'morgh (30-birds). It is a large winged bird-like creature with a 500- year life-cycle, near the end of which it builds itself a nest of cinnamon twigs that it then ignites; both nest and bird burn fiercely and are reduced to ashes, from which a new, young Phoenix is reborn. The Si’morgh is the divine symbol of reincarnation and perseverance. 
 
Likewise, Iranian women all over the world are rising out of the ashes of a revolution that more than thirty years ago robbed them of their civil and human rights. But under the dark shroud of oppression thrives the immortal and outspoken soul of women yearning to be acknowledged and respected. Today, no matter where they are in the world, Iranian women stand together as one, stronger and more determined.

Sahar Saebnia

Artist

 

Sahar Saebnia is an artist from Iran. She graduated from Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design , Vancouver Canada ,in 2008 in Fine Arts. 

At a young age, she started painting. Sahar employs a variety of traditional themes in her paintings and photography to recall the history of her beloved country Iran. Her art is a link and a bridge connecting the past to the present. Her Art Works are very sensitive and responsive to the realities of human condition of her time. In recent years, her Art Works are inspired by the inhumanity in the world. Her last creation touches your soul by the unbelievable shots of  Child and mesmerizing melodies of her home town reveals the cruelty of child abuse.  

She reside in Iran after living in Canada for last decade to feel the reality of the Art in the heart of her home and have several Art Works to be presented in upcoming exhibitions. 

 

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