The Heroine’s Journey of Shakeh Sarookhanian

What is the best thing I like about my work? I like the creativity in my work and the process of painting in which the lines, colours, shapes and the materials that I use there are turning to something that are conveying my concepts and feelings.

What is my idea of perfect happiness? It is when you could laugh heartedly and you are in a state of mind in which you feel safe and satisfied and where there are kindness and compassion.

What is your greatest fear?Being lost in the forest.

What is the trait I most deplore in myself? Loss of tranquillity

Which living persons in my profession do I most admire? Difficult for me to mention one I generally respect all artists who are dedicated to their work…

What is my greatest extravagance? Buying art supplies
On what occasion would I lie? Maybe when I could protect  someone
What is the thing that I dislike in my work? Reworking on a piece of painting when it is already done as it may lose its soul and originality.
When and where was I happiest in my work? In my studio and when I am inspired by happy songs and joyful music.
If I could what I change about myself? To go to more vacations in the future!
What is my greatest achievement in work? Creating original artworks.
where could I like most to live? Somewhere surrounded by nature and happy people a place that I could feel like home..
What is my most treasured possession? Family and my artworks
What is my most marked characteristic? Being empathetic is one of the most precious characteristics that I value the most
What is my most inspirational place in my city? A place in the city that I could watch and enjoy live music usually makes me inspired.
what is my favourite place to eat and drink in my city? A cafe in my city that has artworks hung on the walls and is streaming enjoyable music.
What books influenced my life and how? Starting with Lewis Caroll’s ” Alices Adventures in Wonderland”, the Alice character influenced my imagination and adventurous desires very positively from childhood. Charles Dickens  Oliver Twist influenced me profoundly as I started to think and feel every orphaned and needy child’s pain. “Splendour in the grass “by William Inge which first I read it as a novel thought me how one could survive after a hard mental breakdown. And coming next to mention here is William Saroyan’s “The Human Comedy” the characters that each are battling for survival but they never lose kindness and faith and the presence of humanistic spirit is inspirational.
Who are my most favourite writers? Charles Dickens, Leo Tolstoy, Hovhannes Tumanyan, Paruyr Sevak, William Saroyan, Forough Farrokhzad, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Charlotte Bronte, George Orwell, Frank McCourt, Isaac Bashevis Singer…
You only die once what music would I  listen on my last day? I will listen to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s piano concertos.
Who are my hero or heroine in fiction? Alice in ” Alices Adventures in Wonderland” is one of my all-time heroines.
who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? My childhood friend we used to encourage each other to follow our dreams
Who would I like to work in 2019? I hope to work with a creative group of painters …
Which people in my profession would I love to meet in 2019? I really want to meet Banksy!!
What do the words “passion Never Retires” mean to me? Very powerful words…For me, it means to never lose enthusiasm for creating art, to be active and happy regardless of age and circumstances.
Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story? I would like to invite Peter to visit my creative friends’ list.
How can you contact me?
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