Woman with ruff - Original
Woman with ruff original sewn paper, leather, gold collage. 2022.
I made this picture because I was moved by the protests surrounding religious head coverings in Iran. Head and neck coverings have been used as markers of beauty, status, belonging and freedom throughout time. But also oppression. In this piece I tried to mix the symbols. The religious, the hope for freedom, the anxiety of losing one's identity and the courage and despair of unraveling the marker. The head and neck decoration is inspired by the early Renaissance pipe collars mixed with the design of the pipe collar that is used today by priests in the Danish church.