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Shahrzad Taavoni

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Jahan, Winter 2013 Plastic From Recycled Gumball Machine Domes From Once Working Candy Machines, Paint & Lamp Inside 18 Inches Every Dimension © Shahrzad Taavoni
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Whole Foods Market, Bowery; NYC, Sep 2013- Jan 2014 Plastic From Recycled Gumball Machine Domes From Once Working Candy Machines, Paint & Lamp Inside 18 Inches Every Dimension for Each Piece (15 Lights Orbs) © Shahrzad Taavoni
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Whole Foods Market, Bowery; NYC, Sep 2013- Jan 2014 Plastic From Recycled Gumball Machine Domes From Once Working Candy Machines, Paint & Lamp Inside 18 Inches Every Dimension for Each Piece (15 Lights Orbs), Installation Spanning 100 Feet Long © Shahrzad Taavoni
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Whole Foods Market, Bowery; NYC, Sep 2013- Jan 2014 Plastic From Recycled Gumball Machine Domes From Once Working Candy Machines, Paint & Lamp Inside 18 Inches Every Dimension for Each Piece (15 Lights Orbs), Installation Spanning 100 Feet Long © Shahrzad Taavoni
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Vitality, 2013 Plastic From Recycled Gumball Machine Domes From Once Working Candy Machines, Paint & Lamp Inside 18 Inches Every Dimension © Shahrzad Taavoni
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Luminescence, June-July 2013 Plastic From Recycled Gumball Machine Domes From Once Working Candy Machines, Paint & Lamp Inside 18 or 12 Inches Every Dimension for Each Piece © Shahrzad Taavoni
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Luminescence, June-July 2013 Plastic From Recycled Gumball Machine Domes From Once Working Candy Machines, Paint & Lamp Inside 18 or 12 Inches Every Dimension for Each Piece © Shahrzad Taavoni
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Luminescence, June-July 2013 Plastic From Recycled Gumball Machine Domes From Once Working Candy Machines, Paint & Lamp Inside 18 or 12 Inches Every Dimension for Each Piece © Shahrzad Taavoni
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Luminescence, June-July 2013 Plastic From Recycled Gumball Machine Domes From Once Working Candy Machines, Paint & Lamp Inside 18 or 12 Inches Every Dimension for Each Piece © Shahrzad Taavoni
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Luminescence, June-July 2013 Plastic From Recycled Gumball Machine Domes From Once Working Candy Machines, Paint & Lamp Inside 18 or 12 Inches Every Dimension for Each Piece © Shahrzad Taavoni
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Luminescence, June-July 2013 Plastic From Recycled Gumball Machine Domes From Once Working Candy Machines, Paint & Lamp Inside 18 or 12 Inches Every Dimension for Each Piece © Shahrzad Taavoni
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Revolution, Spring-Summer 2013 Plastic From Recycled Gumball Machine Domes From Once Working Candy Machines, Paint & Lamp Inside 18 Inches Every Dimension for Each Piece © Shahrzad Taavoni
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Revolution, Spring-Summer 2013 Plastic From Recycled Gumball Machine Domes From Once Working Candy Machines, Paint & Lamp Inside 18 Inches Every Dimension for Each Piece © Shahrzad Taavoni
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Wholefoods Cafe Artist: Art Installation and Light Show, Feb-April 2013 Plastic From Recycled Gumball Machine Domes From Once Working Candy Machines, Paint & Lamp Inside 18 Inches Every Dimension for Each of the 14 Pieces © Shahrzad Taavoni
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Wholefoods Cafe Artist: Art Installation and Light Show, Feb-April 2013 Plastic From Recycled Gumball Machine Domes From Once Working Candy Machines, Paint & Lamp Inside 18 Inches Every Dimension for Each Piece © Shahrzad Taavoni
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Wholefoods Cafe Artist: Art Installation and Light Show, Feb-April 2013 Plastic From Recycled Gumball Machine Domes From Once Working Candy Machines, Paint & Lamp Inside 18 Inches Every Dimension for Each Piece © Shahrzad Taavoni
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WPA: Art Night: Hickcok Cole Architecture; Georgetown, Washington DC, October 2013 Plastic From Recycled Gumball Machine Domes From Once Working Candy Machines, Paint & Lamp Inside 18 or 12 Inches Every Dimension for Each Piece © Shahrzad Taavoni
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WPA: Art Night: Hickcok Cole Architecture; Georgetown, Washington DC, October 2013 Plastic From Recycled Gumball Machine Domes From Once Working Candy Machines, Paint & Lamp Inside 18 or 12 Inches Every Dimension for Each Piece © Shahrzad Taavoni
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Let there Be Light Exhibition, Winter 2011 Plastic From Recycled Gumball Machine and Paint 18 Inches Every Dimension © Shahrzad Taavoni
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Let there Be Light Exhibition, Winter 2011 Plastic From Recycled Gumball Machine and Paint 18 Inches Every Dimension © Shahrzad Taavoni
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Let there Be Light Exhibition, Winter 2011 Plastic From Recycled Gumball Machine and Paint 18 Inches Every Dimension © Shahrzad Taavoni
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Let there Be Light Exhibition, Winter 2011 Plastic From Recycled Gumball Machine and Paint 18 Inches Every Dimension © Shahrzad Taavoni
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Let there Be Light Exhibition, Winter 2011 Plastic From Recycled Gumball Machine and Paint 18 Inches Every Dimension © Shahrzad Taavoni
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Let there Be Light Exhibition, Winter 2011 Plastic From Recycled Gumball Machine and Paint 18 Inches Every Dimension © Shahrzad Taavoni
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Fairies in the Forest at Let There Be Light Exhibition, Winter 2011 Plastic From Recycled Gumball Machine and Paint 18 Inches Every Dimension © Shahrzad Taavoni
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Japan at Let There Be Light Exhibition, 2011 Plastic From Recycled Gumball Machine, Fabric and Paint 18 Inches Every Dimension © Shahrzad Taavoni
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Spider Web at Let There Be Light Exhibition, Winter 2011 Plastic From Recycled Gumball Machine and Paint 18 Inches Every Dimension © Shahrzad Taavoni
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Inside Earth, Summer 2012 Plastic From Recycled Gumball Machine, Paint and Lamp 18 Inches Every Dimension © Shahrzad Taavoni
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Tree of Life, Winter 2010 Plastic From Recycled Gumball Machine, Fabric, Glass and Paint 18 Inches Every Dimension © Shahrzad Taavoni
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Sprouting Life, 2010 Plastic From Recycled Gumball Machine, Fabric and Paint 18 Inches Every Dimension © Shahrzad Taavoni
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Lace and Roses, 2010 Plastic From Recycled Gumball Machine, Fabric and Paint 18 Inches Every Dimension © Shahrzad Taavoni
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Earth, Summer 2012 Plastic From Recycled Gumball Machine and Paint 18 Inches Every Dimension © Shahrzad Taavoni
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Inside "Earth", Summer 2012 Plastic From Recycled Gumball Machine and Paint 18 Inches Every Dimension © Shahrzad Taavoni
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Constellation of the Stars, 2007 Plastic From Recycled Gumball Machine and Paint 18 Inches Every Dimension © Shahrzad Taavoni
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Ecstacy Omega, January 2013 Recycled Gumball Machine Dome, Paint and Lamp 18 Inches Every Dimension for Each © Shahrzad Taavoni
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Breakthrough, 2011 Plastic From Recycled Gumball Machine Domes From Once Working Candy Machines, Paint & Lamp Inside 14" X 18" X 14" © Shahrzad Taavoni
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Sirens of Heaven, 2011 Plastic From Recycled Gumball Machine Domes From Once Working Candy Machines, Paint & Lamp Inside 14" X 18" X 14" © Shahrzad Taavoni
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Quick Facts
Lives in
Baltimore, MD
Schools
Yo San University, 2006, Master of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
University of Maryland, 2002, Bachelors of Science
Tags
Recycled Art abstract, recycled art, plastic, light sculpture, baltimore mixed-media, poetry visual, Contemporary Middle Eastern Art abstract, iranian american, iranian artist, voice over, poetry, spiritual, dome art, spherical lamp, abstract, sculpture, installation, modern, exhibition/performance
Statement

Shahrzad Taavoni, BS, MATCM, Dip. OM, L.Ac,  incorporate vibrant colors, recycled material, light, and music into my interactive light orbs that have largely been inspired by my healing work as an acupuncturist, philosopher, nature lover and spiritual seeker.  Her light orbs are made from lightweight shatter-resistant plexiglass from recycled gumball machine globes that were originally part of working candy machines. She creates her light shows by sequencing all of the orbs so that they will dance in coordination with music and her poetry in her own voice.  With the artistry of her words, she has shown remarkable ingenuity and depth of sensual language. Truly demonstrating the boundlessness of art.

Shahrzad Taavoni has had a solo exhibition at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, Delaware in October 2010 where President Barack Obama concurrently presented a speech. She has an exhibited at the Baltimore Public Works Museum and has had two solo exhibitions at Wholefoods Market Harbor East in Baltimore, MD in 2013 and one solo exhibition at WholeFoods Market, Bowery in NYC in 2013/2014. Her work has been auctioned at the Embassy of Singapore in Washington DC in March 2011 and she has exhibited in Innsbruck, Austria at Apollo 8 in November 2012. Her art has been featured on television for ABC2News, Fox News and Harford Cable 2013.

Please click on the following link to see Shahrzad Taavoni's art exhibition on television (fast forward to minute 12:05): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJ85...

Please click the following link to see a video of Shahrzad Taavoni's light shows: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMnb...