The Girl Who Broke the Rules

By: Sandra DeLozier, Marie Abdo & Dave Terry

San Antonio, Texas

Artist Statement

With this art, we bring into the diversity discussion the face of an Arab woman who is not bound by all the stereotyping that surrounds Middle Eastern culture. Our woman is multi-layered, symbolically pieced together by different media reflecting the many perspectives that have left their mark on her and made a unique, individualistic self. Having already broken with many traditional rules, she stands ready to tell her story; her image speaks for itself and allows the viewer to enter the artwork and explore the meaning of the objects of which she is made. What is the common connecting denominator and how is she related to us? Our goal for this work is to help people find the connections and question their built-in and often-unexamined attitudes/unwritten rules.