The Wandering Veil, by Leila Fatemi
Photography / 79 cms x 79 cms
In The Wandering Veil series, Leila Fatemi reflects upon her personal experience as a Muslim woman engaged in the spiritual and intimate act of worship. This series of self-portraits considers the depth of meaning that the veil embodies; a practice symbolic of both esoteric and exoteric life. Setting the anonymous figure in primarily unrecognisable but sublime landscapes, Fatemi seeks to depict facets of existence beyond physical representation, rooted in spirituality and often sought through religion and nature. The veil creates a private space for the figure, free from the viewer’s gaze, allowing her to continue her calm consideration of the world and her place within it.