When I was a young man in my hometown, Persian gentlemen of education rarely referred to their wives by their names, especially in the presence of strangers.
This practice was rooted in deep respect for the women of the household. Instead of using her name, they would simply say 'our house.'
I speculate that this custom symbolized the woman as the heart and sanctuary of the family, the steadfast foundation of the home, and a figure held in reverence. This perspective may have been influenced by ancient Persian culture, which was known for its community-centric values, including Mithraism as a spiritual belief.
In this gallery, I aimed to convey this concept by juxtaposing architectural drawings, blueprints, and photographs with the female form. However, I'm uncertain about its success.
I've also noticed moments where this gallery intersects with my goddess project…