Took these shots of my mate Hannah at her art studio a few days ago, sadly they didn't come out very well. My w800i keeps playing up these days, might have to invest in a real camera soon... Anyway I love Hannah's paintings! I think they're amazing.
Artist statement: My 'niqaab' paintings take instantly recognisable and familiar 'western' icons and images and subvert them, allowing for a humourous look at what is typically seen as an 'enigmatic' subject. I hope to turn the impression of the oppressed Muslim woman on its head, and with vibrant colour and a sense of humour, these images grab the viewers attention rather than leaving a void or an absence of female identity. Hannah's website: http://www.hannahhabibi.com/