Nowadays, veiled women in Beirut seem to be displaying their beauty rather than concealing. The Islamic veil no longer functions as a symbol of modesty. Girls wearing rings in their noses follow the latest trends without renouncing religion. To express this “modern life” graced with a certain level of liberalism, I designed brightly colored hijabs that reflect the complex realities of a country with multiple identities and contradictions. I also produced a newspaper highlighting the cultural mix in Lebanon and the stereotype of young women torn between western cultures and societal pressure.
design / bronze