- Yasmeen Abedifard, M.F.A. 2020
HometownSan Jose, California
This brief comic explores Persianate tropes surrounding the often poetically desired fruit, a pomegranate, and its relation to its innate sexuality. The lens of the comic comes from the fruit, knowing and longing for its flesh to be consumed by its seeker, a woman bloomed from a flower. Thus through consumption, the fruit reaches spiritual death, and the woman gains divine gnosis.