Is a collection of drawings inspired by,or rather reacting to, the capacity of a beauty product called “Black Henna”. The powder has the ability to contaminate anything in proximity to it. And the behavior of this product is strange and odd. There is a slowness and beauty to the way the Henna traces change, as the powder has never ending changing characteristics. When the product is released in the air it can barely be seen by the naked eyes, as it flows freely with every motion and movement in space, until time takes its course and the material finally lands on the closest surface, and it would appear as dust. It gives you a confusing and puzzling feeling. The way time manipulates the product, and its capacity of leaving stubborn traces on every surface may reminded us of the unpleasant incidents that leave traces in our lives and how things that are not important suddenly become significant.
In Mina Asgari’s work, Henna also represent one of the main elements of nature, such as soil or dust. Dust is a reminder of endless daily tasks, which seems empty of meaning, also simply brings to mind the absence of existence. The focus of Mina Asgari’s work is to portray metaphorical and mental contamination within highlighting the chaotic facets of nature, still life and human composition.