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Yasmine Kasem
yasminekkasem.com
Herron School of Art and Design
Faculty Sponsor: Eric Nordgulen, Greg Hull



El Qamesha El Wahida (The Lonely Cloth)
2014
Bronze, steel
7 x 3 ft.

Artist Statement

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.