Bird of Freedom

Nowruz Commission Presents “Bird of Freedom” to Library of Congress

Washington, D. C. — On September 8, 2010, in the ornate, historic Members’ Room of the Library of Congress, across the street from the citadel of freedom, the United States Capitol building, liberty’s bell resounded once again – this time in the form of an artist’s personal expression. The “Bird of Freedom”, a drawing by Iranian American artist Kamran Khavarani, was formally presented by the Nowruz Commission to the Library of Congress. Khavarani’s journey from the darkness of tyranny and oppression into the light of freedom of thought and expression, inspired him to create “The Bird of Freedom,” a drawing produced in a time of despair, loneliness and uncertainty in his flight to freedom.