Golnar Adili

She Feels Your Absence Deeply

Golnar Adili

She Feels Your Absence Deeply



Edition Size



Foil Stamping, Inkjet, Lithograph, Wood block


BFK, Colorplan, Inkjet tattoo paper, Yatsuo


3.25 × 4.25 × 1.75 in


Brooklyn, NY

$ 2,400.00


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Northwestern University

St. Olaf College

Trinity College

University of Wisconsin, Kohler Art Library

She Feels Your Absence Deeply utilizes materials from artist Golnar Adili’s archive of letters, photos and printed matter once owned by her father. The collection spans from 1979, when Adili’s family migrated back to Iran from the US, and continues through 1981, when her father escaped Iran for fear of persecution due to his activism.

Inspired by children’s puzzle books, images are printed on six-sided cubes allowing the viewer to obscure, reveal, mix, and match the intimate artifacts from Adili’s collection. The blocks are housed inside a portfolio box that opens flat and carries the print of the airplane ticket used in the final leg of her father’s long journey from Iran. When the box is closed the airplane hugs the blocks, keeping the events inside until they unravel again to tell a visual story of how a family was affected by larger political shifts.