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Saffron, Saint of Spices by Pantea Karimi 2021 Artist in Residence

Pantea Karimi triptych

Saffron, Saint of Spices is the culmination of my year-long artist residency in the UCSF Library and is comprised of multiple related works. It explores the plant of Crocus sativus (commonly known as the “saffron crocus”) from historic, religious, medicinal, visual, and cultural angles. The muted color palette and black on both the triptych and the cube sculpture reference the lack of proper attribution of the saffron crocus plant to Iranian culture and to Iran … Read more