Heech (Nothing), 1972

In his sculpture entitled Heech, Tanavoli translates Persian calligraphy into three-dimensional form. Although the Persian word heech means “nothing,” the work is not meant to express despair or emptiness. Instead, for Tanavoli, the heech might represent creativity itself—the void filled by the artist’s imagination.[1] Tanavoli was a close friend and advisor to Abby Grey, who avidly collected his […]