The Habit of the Beard

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  • A school project back in 2010, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (NL) / KABK.
    My class had an expo titled 'The Edition - Night and Day'. You had to think of a subtitle yourself and make at least 5 prints using etching or linoleum.
    My subtitle is 'The Sunnah of Liyah/ The Habit of the Beard'. In my opinion 'Day and Night' stands for two opposites. My subtitle is the way people looked at having a beard in the old days and how people look at it now. This from an Islamic perspective. In the old days you where respected but now your feared. 
    I didn't want to make a heavy statement so in the end of the process I ended up showing the beard in different ways.
    We also had to make a poster for this exhibition.
    This is my poster 
  • The prints
  • My process book.
    It is all in dutch though.
  • The masks represent the students that where involved in the project. Together we where to become this mythical creative being but this was little bit too far fetched. So a good friend of mine Meiyin Bong (from LaBong) advised me to make a beard out of those masks, which was logical and very effective.
    I was too deep into creating something stunning that I simply didn't see it... Thanks Meiy!