Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Making Meaning - The Art of Carolyn Mazloomi - Post # 4

The Veil

36” x 27”, 2005

Cotton, silk, acrylic paint, oil paint stick, ink, college, and machine quilted.

Artist Statement:

The burqa, an all encompassing shroud, has become an international symbol of the Taliban's brutal repression of women in Afghanistan. Under the Taliban, a generation of Afghan women lived as second-class citizens hidden by burqas, forced out of school at age 8, and prohibited from working outside the home. Now, women’s rights are a priority for the new democratic government. The Taliban was been removed from power and slowly women are trying to regain their dignity and rights.

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