Sarvin Haghighi derives her aesthetic from myriad sources: Persian antiquity, contemporary Iran, Farsi calligraphy, and Islamic architecture. This distillation results in magical gems of art emboldened with a contemporary sensibility. Her past resonates with the harsh challenges of experiencing war firsthand and the revocation of basic freedoms. A Chicago resident since 2013, she spent her childhood in Iran where she studied in Tehran and received a degree in Spanish literature. Sarvin transcends the visual and incorporates the written word in her compositions, in particular the poetry of thirteenth-century Persian poet and Sufi mystic Rumi. This confluence of painting, poetry, and calligraphy bestows an homage to tradition in our frantic modern world. Her works offer equanimity and hope.