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Inspired by medieval art, my interpretation of a torture mask, one of the tools used for behavior correction in mental asylums in the older times, in order to put women in their places. Back then, names and identities of women who were put away, were unspoken off. The four digits engraved on the mask indicate the verse and Sura numbers from Surat Al Nahl, from the holy Quran:  وإذا بشر أحدهم بالأنثى ظل وجهه مسودا و هو كظيم translation: ‘when a father is informed in being granted a daughter, his face turns dark and innerly conceals the grave shame that has come upon him’ Currently displayed in Bahrain’s 43rd Annual Art Exhibition at the National Theatre. Medium: Steel, Acid, Metal and Marble.