Do not judge me, just look at my work
This series represents a major obstacle that faces artists around the world, judgment. It is often made based on how some feel about an artist and how well connected he/she is instead of his actual work. Tagging Banksy’s work after Degas’ Dance Studio (1872), takes this problem from its original setting to help the viewer realize that this is no longer a problem of the Western culture. It is turning into a global phenomena. False criterions of judgment hegemonize work environments and professionals are discriminated against for reasons that are irrelevant to the requirements of their career.
Veiled women are used in this work to refer to conservative Saudi female artists who constantly try to penetrate the global art scene relying on nothing but their bare talent. The use of raw untreated wood signifies the potentials of these artists that are still to be discovered; and the repetition of the image with the slight changes hold some promise for their future success regardless of their brief moments of despair.