Articles by: Mahla Karimian

Author Biography:

Mahla Karimian is a visual artist whose emerging practice has been predominantly focused on classical Persian Miniature scratchboard and photography. Mahla has participated in a number of group exhibitions, and co-produced community cultural development projects including Asylum Silk Road, Migrant Mothers, and Melbourne Artists for Asylum (MAFA). She now works primarily in photography, etching, printmaking, jewellery making and sculpture, and is a printmaking tutor for Monash University.

Vertigo: Images of the turmoil of seeking asylum in Persian miniatures

a sensation of whirling and loss of balance, associated particularly with looking down from a great height, or caused by the hard life experienced by precarious asylum seekers; giddiness.