Herron School of Art and Design
Faculty Sponsor: Eric Nordgulen, Greg Hull
El Qamesha El Wahida (The Lonely Cloth)
7 x 3 ft.
I am of mixed race and live in two worlds, but I
see this as an opportunity. My work confronts
misconceptions about the Middle East and Islam
and attempts to initiate a conversation. My
pieces take women as their subjects because
both cultures place heavy burdens on women in
terms of their appearance and sexuality. Using
the human figure and the hijab, burka, or niqab
in combination with performance, fabric, stone,
and cast bronze and steel, my work can alternately
entice or intimidate.