Inner Light embroideries

INNER LIGHT EMBROIDERIES 1- 9 (thread on fabric) 2018

The embroidered textile “colliers” were made in the style of contemporary Senegalese embroidery. The designs are based on representations of sacred “inner light,” or “divine presence,” sometimes depicted as a halos or rays of light in Christian, and other, religions. By flipping the imagery and turning them into vibrantly-colored ornamental collars in collaboration with Muslim tailors, they become newly symbolic sculptures. They are presented encased as in a jewelry display, as objects to ponder.

Related: The Sacred Object Project