Hojat Amani believes that in the secular as well as many religious traditions from the Near East, there have always been angelic beings. These were depicted by the Zoroastrians in Iran, Buddhists in Bamiyan, the Arabs of Mesopotamia, Mani’s of Babylon and Aramaean prophets. This depiction was an indication of the belief in God. The same type of beliefs can be seen in Islamic traditions and sacred books.
As an art student, Hojat used to draw freely, without a conscious direction. As the ink would touch the paper, he would play with it and find it turn into an angel. This was the beginning of his contemplation on angels and thoughts of how he could create contemporary angels with new narratives and experiences >>>
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