Kuros Zahedi is originally from Iran and has lived and traveled extensively in Europe. His chief inspirations are the natural world, his spirituality and a vision of hope for civilization on earth. His work explores consciousness, the human being and its ultimate inseparability with nature.
In addition to his studio work, Kuros works with organizations to successfully complete community based art projects which tap into people's souls in order to stir significant questions about the future of humanity. He believes that art can play a powerful role in the renewal of human civilization. His recent collaboration, Finding Away, transformed one year's worth of one man's trash into a single work of art.
Kuros has worked with organizations such as Bumbershoot, the Green Festival, 4Culture, Sound Transit, the City of Seattle, Bellingham Parks and Rec and numerous public and private schools. Kuros' work as been awarded grants from King County, the City of Seattle and the Tides Foundation. His work has appeared on numerous art and environmental blogs, has been featured on network television and in regional newspapers. Kuros lives in Bellingham, WA.
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