Artist Aquil Virani creates portrait of Iranian-Canadian Professor Homa Hoodfar.

The acrylic paint was applied using a toothbrush, referencing Hoodfar’s ordeal in Evin prison where she took notes using the same tool. The geometric backdrop remixes the colours of the Iranian flag with Hoodfar’s likeness symbolically detached, as explained in the video. The portrait was unveiled in Professor Hoodfar’s presence at a fundraising event for the Canadian Centre for International Justice (CCIJ).