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
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