Asefeh Tayebani makes objects that have been assigned a specific purpose, but presents them as something else. Introducing materials as metaphors or objects as symbols, is a focus in her creations. Her work is often characterised by a dash of dark humor; an effective tool for delivering her concept in the form of the delicate, detailed objects she makes. Asefeh enjoys the incongruence between this dark humor and serious time-consuming handmade objects. She makes jewellery not simply for decoration, but as an extension of the body. Asefeh is fascinated by the way people handle things - their gestures - inspiring her to make hand-related objects, often detailed jewellery-like works; small objects that require time and preparation.