The Burāq (Arabic: الْبُرَاق al-Burāq means lightning (to sparkle). She is a mythical creature in Islamic tradition that was said to be the vehicle of the prophet to the seventh heavens.
She only travels at night.

Her name is derived from برق‎ barq “lightning” or “to beam, flash, glimmer, glisten, glitter, radiate, shimmer, shine, sparkle, twinkle. She comes with a jeweled throat, a lusturous mane, the legs of a horse the wings of a irridiscent impossible bird. A thousand years after the prophet’s ascent to revelation- we live in a country for no women.
Unsafe -womene across the continent begin to evolve to grow wings to fly into another place (far away from here).
In a series of paintings, and wearable sculptures- artist Shilo Shiv Suleman imagines a safe and sacred space for women far above the earth. She begs the mythical creature-
Buraq, take me with you.

India Art Fair
Delhi, 2020

for enquiries email: shiloshivsuleman@gmail.com