Created and Sold by Seyed Alavi

Seyed Alavi


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The water in this fountain is designed to jet out from the top of the head, from the place commonly known as the “soft spot” or Fontanel (French word for Fountain). This point, in both Western (Greek) and Eastern (Indian) culture and mythology is associated with Wisdom. This piece plays with the idea of water as the source of life, and the human being as the fountainhead of creativity and inspiration.

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Seyed Alavi

Meet the Creator

I approach each of my projects as an opportunity for learning, in the sense that I often seek out new contexts for research, study and discovery, instead of simply repeating what I already know/ am familiar with. Thus, I begin my aesthetic process by first welcoming and actively looking for all the eccentricities of a project.’ = Seyed Alavi

“Seyed Alavi received a Bachelor of Science degree from San Jose State University and a Masters of Fine Art from the San Francisco Art Institute. Alavi's work is often engaged with the poetics of language and space and their power to shape reality.

His public art projects include; Fountain Head in Walnut Creek, CA; Tree of Life in Seattle, WA; Room for Hope and Flying Carpet in Sacramento, CA; Tale of Time in Kochi, Japan; Seed of Knowledge in Saint Paul, MN; Nature of Life and A Sense of Unity in San Jose, CA; Signs of the Time in Emeryville, CA; Where Is Fairfield in Fairfield, CA; Words by Roads in Oakland, Selected Words in San Rafael, CA; Forgotten Language for the City of Palo Alto; Speaking Stones, Golden Gateway and What Do You Think? in San Francisco.”