‘But I was so much older then’

‘But I was so much older then’ is a series of paintings done between the years 2009-2014. The series comprises self-portraits for the most part. All I can say about them is that they are of high personal value to me. They’ve never been exhibited anywhere, I never made an effort to do so. They are good enough for me and for my website; for an exhibition, I don’t know. I’ve given away some to friends, some are rotting away in the basement of my parent’s house in Tehran. They keep asking me to throw them away, to which I have yet resisted.