The Ascension series is a body of work that expresses my childhood memories of Iran-Iraq war Sep 22, 1980 – Aug 20, 1988. Growing up in an environment that demonized Western culture while simultaneously using fighter plane technology made in the USA. Western weapons intentionally sold to facilitate a destructive war between two Middle Eastern states. This is one of the paradoxes of Iranian life. A shape American fight jet with Islamic patterns is a metaphor for this paradox. A destructive technology can destroy houses, and school at the same time can protect them. The question is how to own this technology. Those jets that have Iranian flag has no treat on me, but the one without the Iranian flag might bomb us. The problem is ownership and it distinguished by decoration of the object.