My heritage of oriental beliefs and my acquired occidental experience create a duality resulting in a body of work where these two cultures mingle: work with an oriental theme and an occidental manner of artistic expression. This duality is echoed by the techniques used; photographic transfer and painting produce an equivocal and improbable image possessing both the realism of photography and the illusion of painting.
This work results from my observations and my reflections on the chador. A piece of cloth in a semicircular form, the chador is worn by Muslim women to hide their hair and their bodies. Today, this garment is both a response to religious obligations and a symbol of opposition to the imposition of occidental culture. It is both a sign of the depersonalization of femininity and a sign of belonging to a religion where individualism is relinquished in favor of a collective identity.