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سارا artistry

Sara Assefi  (Afghan-American, based in Southern, California) is an artist principally working digitally. Born in the states, studied Fashion Design (FIDM-Art institute of Los Angeles) with a minor in business marketing. Continued expanding artistry certifications with self-portraits. 

In 2010, Sara sketched her first architecture design for her backyard, the contractor was staggered. He used her plan model to develop over 2,000 square foot landscape development. Sara continued masking her education in Fashion Designing, an anxious little girl who promised her grandmother to keep it a secret, until she had something to show. Her grandmother stood beside her until she passed. Sara continued remaining her hidden talents from the world. In the meantime, Sara’s fortunate she comes from a family of extreme talent. Great grandfather, well known architect in Afghanistan, mother an interior designer and seamstress, aunt a fashion designer, uncle well-known photographer and another uncle who studied art and well known as an abstract artist. Sara has created scenes of artists and individuals who have impacted her life. 

Sara launched her clothing line by redesigning a powerful symbol of the burqa, a physical and mental boundary between an individual and society. Her work communicate a sense of help, pain, struggle, torture, mental alienation and hope. Sara gathered enough evidence/research to confidently have Mozhdah Jamalzadah wear her symbolic burqa garment  publicly on her music video (feathers) The burqa is an symbolism of what is wrong not only in Afghanistan but in tribal areas in northern Pakistan. Women are the private property of men literacy is withheld from them even more than from men, and have no voice in their own governance structures. The powerful garment worn by Mozhdah Jamalzadah made Yahoo news stating the creator behind a powerful redesign piece. Sara received incredible feed back from her Afghan community by her accomplishment.