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During the COVID-19 outbreak I felt removed from my family and friends, I couldn’t see them or cuddle them. That’s when the Afghan New Year, also called Nowruz, started. One of those rare moments when I can experience my Afghan roots. I created this work to honor the bond I have with my homeland, celebrate Nowruz and feel closer to my family.

Zarlasht Zia is a Dutch-Afghan artist and illustrator from Amsterdam. She gets her inspiration from observing people, culture and nature. Emotion and color are central in her work.

by Zarlasht Zia


met dank aan: Gemeente Amsterdam West Het huis van Amsterdam Soundtrackcity