Nanjinganthus Dendrostyla

Nahid Behboodian

Flowers are mortal. The mortality and wilting, however, followed by the re-blooming of the buds, bears the marks of eternal life: a kind of death that leads to rebirth. It is as if it is the decision and desire of the flowers to be eternal. They have successfully connected their lives to immortality. Flowers’ beauty is a strategy for permanence. It is their seductive form of survival; similar to dried flowers of lovers inside books, flowers resting on tombs, and the first flower fossil on planet Earth that dates back to one hundred and seventy million years ago, immortalized forever inside a piece of rock. The name of this flower is Nanjinganthus dendrostyla: the eternal image of the beauty of a flower.

Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Kaleidoscope” series, watercolor on paper, diptych, overall size: 107 x 158 cm, frame size: 117 x 169 cm, 2021
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Kaleidoscope” series, watercolor on paper, diptych, overall size: 53 x 156 cm, frame size: 63.5 x 168, 2021
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Kaleidoscope” series, watercolor on paper, 79 x 107 cm, frame size: 89 x 117 cm, 2021
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Kaleidoscope” series, watercolor on paper, 56 x 76 cm, frame size: 64.5 x 83.5 cm, 2021
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Kaleidoscope” series, watercolor on paper, 56 x 76 cm, frame size: 64.5 x 83.5 cm, 2021
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Lotus” series, pencil on paper, triptych, overall size: 40 x 87 cm, frame size: 54 x 108.5 cm, 2020
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Orchids” series, pencil on paper, diptych, overall size: 40 x 58 cm, frame size: 43 x 62 cm, 2020
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Fossil” series, color pencil on paper, frame size: 35 x 50 cm, 2021
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Fossil” series, color pencil on paper, frame size: 35 x 50 cm, 2021
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Fossil” series, color pencil on paper, frame size: 35 x 50 cm, 2021
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Fossil” series, color pencil on paper, frame size: 35 x 50 cm, 2021
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Fossil” series, color pencil on paper, frame size: 35 x 50 cm, 2021
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Fossil” series, color pencil on paper, frame size: 35 x 50 cm, 2021
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Fossil” series, color pencil on paper, frame size: 35 x 50 cm, 2021
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Fossil” series, color pencil on paper, frame size: 35 x 50 cm, 2021
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Fossil” series, color pencil on paper, frame size: 35 x 50 cm, 2021
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Fossil” series, color pencil on paper, frame size: 35 x 50 cm, 2021
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Fossil” series, color pencil on paper, frame size: 35 x 50 cm, 2021
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Fossil” series, color pencil on paper, frame size: 35 x 50 cm, 2021
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Fossil” series, color pencil on paper, frame size: 35 x 50 cm, 2021
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Fossil” series, color pencil on paper, frame size: 35 x 50 cm, 2021
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Fossil” series, color pencil on paper, frame size: 35 x 50 cm, 2021
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Fossil” series, color pencil on paper, frame size: 35 x 50 cm, 2021
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Fossil” series, color pencil on paper, frame size: 35 x 50 cm, 2021
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Fossil” series, color pencil on paper, frame size: 35 x 50 cm, 2021
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Fossil” series, color pencil on paper, 35 x 50 cm, frame size: 38.5 x 53.5 cm, 2021
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Fossil” series, color pencil on paper, 35 x 50 cm, frame size: 38.5 x 53.5 cm, 2021
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Fossil” series, color pencil on paper, 35 x 50 cm, frame size: 38.5 x 53.5 cm, 2021
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Fossil” series, color pencil on paper, 35 x 50 cm, frame size: 38.5 x 53.5 cm, 2021
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Fossil” series, color pencil on paper, 35 x 50 cm, frame size: 38.5 x 53.5 cm, 2021
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Fossil” series, color pencil on paper, 35 x 50 cm, frame size: 38.5 x 53.5 cm, 2021
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Fossil” series, color pencil on paper, 35 x 50 cm, frame size: 38.5 x 53.5 cm, 2021
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Fossil” series, color pencil on paper, 35 x 50 cm, frame size: 38.5 x 53.5 cm, 2021
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Fossil” series, color pencil on paper, 35 x 50 cm, frame size: 38.5 x 53.5 cm, 2021
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Fossil” series, color pencil on paper, 35 x 50 cm, frame size: 38.5 x 53.5 cm, 2021
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Fossil” series, color pencil on paper, 35 x 50 cm, frame size: 38.5 x 53.5 cm, 2021
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Fossil” series, color pencil on paper, 35 x 50 cm, frame size: 38.5 x 53.5 cm, 2021
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Chimera” series, pencil on paper, diptych, overall size: 28.5 x 42 cm, frame size: 46.5 x 65.5 cm, 2019
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Lotus” series, pencil on paper, 40 x 29 cm, frame size: 57 x 46 cm, 2020
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Orchids” series, pencil on paper, 40 x 29 cm, frame size: 42.5 x 31.5 cm, 2020
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Orchids” series, pencil on paper, 40 x 29 cm, frame size: 44 x 32.5 cm, 2020
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Orchids” series, pencil on paper, 40 x 29 cm, frame size: 44 x 32.5 cm, 2020
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Orchids” series, pencil on paper, 40 x 29 cm, frame size: 44 x 32.5 cm, 2020
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Orchids” series, pencil on paper, 29 x 40 cm, frame size: 32.5 x 44 cm, 2020
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Orchids” series, pencil on paper, 40 x 29 cm, frame size: 44 x 32.5 cm, 2020
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Chimera” series, pencil on paper, 28.5 x 21 cm, frame size: 48 x 40.5 cm, 2019
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Chimera” series, pencil on paper, 28.5 x 21 cm, frame size: 48 x 40.5 cm, 2020
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Chimera” series, pencil on paper, 28.5 x 21 cm, frame size: 45.5 x 37.5 cm, 2019
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Chimera” series, pencil on paper, 28.5 x 21 cm, frame size: 45 x 37.5 cm, 2020
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Chimera” series, pencil on paper, 28.5 x 21 cm, frame size: 66 x 36.5 cm, 2020
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Chimera” series, pencil on paper, 28.5 x 21 cm, frame size: 42 x 34.5 cm, 2019
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Circus” series, pencil on paper, 18 x 12.5 cm, frame size: 33.5 x 28.5 cm, 2019
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Circus” series, pencil on paper, 18 x 12.5 cm, frame size: 26.5 x 21 cm, 2019
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Circus” series, pencil on paper, 18 x 12.5 cm, frame size: 24 x 18 cm, 2019
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Circus” series, pencil on paper, 18 x 12 cm, frame size: 28 x 22 cm, 2019
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Circus” series, pencil on paper, 18 x 12 cm, frame size: 27 x 22 cm, 2019
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Circus” series, pencil on paper, 17.5 x 12 cm, frame size: 29 x 23 cm, 2019
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Toxic Anthus” series, headdress (wearable)
cloth, fake fur, knitting yarn, crystal, and fiber, 60 x 80 x 80 cm, 2021
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Toxic Anthus” series, headdress (wearable)
cloth, fake fur, knitting yarn, crystal, and fiber, 90 x 70 x 70 cm, 2021
Nahid Behboodian, untitled, from “Toxic Anthus” series, headdress (wearable)
cloth, fake fur, knitting yarn, crystal, and fiber, 70 x 75 x 50 cm, 2021