Solidarity: A Powerful Ring Depicting Iranian Women's Strength and Freedom

An Artistic Tribute by Mehdi Moazzen

Solidarity is an artwork created to praise and laud the powerful Iranian women. Inspired by the Woman, Life, Freedom movement, this ring showcases the strength and resilience of Iranian women in their fight for freedom and equality. Designed by Mehdi Moazzen, this unique piece of jewelry captures the essence of solidarity and the global impact of Iranian women's movement.

Inspired by the women who cleared and illuminated the path of freedom, Solidarity features a series of interwoven bare wires that represent the tresses of Iranian women. These tresses, which have been cut symbolically, pay homage to the mythological culture and tradition of Iran and serve as a protest against the death of Mahsa Amini. The artwork depicts women holding hands, encircling the Earth, adorned with stones of different colors that represent the racial diversity across the world.

At the heart of the planet, two golden birds, symbolizing freedom, have nested. The craftsmanship of Solidarity is truly remarkable, with all parts of the artwork being handmade. The ring can be opened and closed using a bolt-and-nut technique, allowing it to be worn in different forms. The shank of the ring can also hold shapes other than a sphere, offering versatility and customization.

Measuring 26 mm x 26 mm x 45 mm and weighing 16.26 grams, Solidarity is a testament to the designer's skill and attention to detail. The materials used include silver, bare gold wires, and synthetic gemstones. The use of these materials adds to the elegance and sophistication of the design.

Throughout history, the role of women in Iranian and global art and mythology has been significant. The recent events in Iran, particularly the Woman, Life, Freedom movement, have provided the inspiration for Solidarity. The movement's symbol of mournful women cutting their own tresses, rooted in Iranian mythology, served as the foundation for this artwork.

The creation of Solidarity was not without its challenges. The intricate sphere, the opening mechanism, and the placement of the birds required meticulous craftsmanship and creative problem-solving. However, these challenges were overcome, resulting in a stunning piece that captures the spirit of solidarity and empowerment.

Solidarity has received recognition for its exceptional design. It was awarded the Iron A' Design Award in the Jewelry, Eyewear, and Watch Design category in 2023. This prestigious award is given to well-designed, practical, and innovative creations that meet professional and industrial requirements. Solidarity's integration of industry best practices and competent technical characteristics make it a deserving recipient of this accolade.

Through Solidarity, Mehdi Moazzen has created a powerful symbol of unity, strength, and freedom. This artwork serves as a reminder of the resilience and determination of Iranian women and their impact on the global stage. Solidarity is not just a ring; it is a testament to the power of art and design in capturing the essence of a movement and inspiring change.

Project Details and Credits

Project Designers: mehdi moazzen
Image Credits: Image #1: Photographer Mahtab Mozayan, Solidarity, 2023. Image #2: Photographer Mahtab Mozayan, Solidarity, 2023. Image #3: Photographer Mahtab Mozayan, Solidarity, 2023. Image #4: Photographer Mahtab Mozayan, Solidarity, 2023. Image #5: Photographer Mahtab Mozayan, Solidarity, 2023. Song video: Musician Mohammadreza Lotfi, Parvaze eshgh, 2015.
Project Team Members: mehdi moazzen
Project Name: Solidarity
Project Client: mehdi moazzen

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