Cultural and religious symbols can lead us to criticize and judge others. If someone is not what others want them to be, the others become angry. Ignorance can lead us to intolerance, can create mental barriers that will stop us from getting to know each other. Why we cannot see only the beauty of cultural symbolism, as a way to see our world different or just from another perspective? The world was not created from a single point of view.
The following collection was inspired by an article, I came across several years ago: “Unveiling Illusions: Embodying Feminism, Embodying the Veil”.
The article talked about the women´s decision to wear the veil, beyond the religious, political and ideological objectives. It is their own decision not to change who they are. “The veil, in its varied and intricate meanings, can be liberating and empowering. As a symbol of humanity, the veil is a physical representation of the contradictions between a woman’s individual thoughts, desires, and commitments and the labels that society places on her” (D. Calloway).
This art concept was created with great respect and admiration for all those who fight for what they believe, disregarding social taboos. The veil is just one example of many other cultural symbols that are misunderstood..