My work was recently featured in the local Tweed Valley Weekly newspaper, shining a spotlight on my participation in the TAFE photography exhibition. The photo is from my series called "Veiled," where I explore the history and cultural significance of veils throughout time. Veils have been around for centuries, originally serving as practical garments to protect against the elements. But they've evolved into powerful symbols of modesty, purity, and even mystery in various cultures. In "Veiled," I delve into these layers of meaning, with my daughters and I as the subjects.
VEILED - exploring the significance throughout time and culture. Veils first appeared in ancient cultures as a form of protection from evil spirits. Its symbolism has changed over time, from status in society, to sign of innocence and propriety. While some view the veil as a way to divide god and men, biblically the veil is seen as access, unity and intimacy with the Divine. Besides its enduring religious significance, veiling continues to play a role in almost all cultures on the planet to this day. I've worn veils throughout my life, all 3 of my weddings, religious ceremonies an aplenty of times for fun. Like this shoot with my girls (and self portraits on timer). And the significance of the rose.... that's for another time