Finley Fryer An American Sculptor
Finley Fryer made his mark on the international art community in 1998 with the construction of the "The Plastic Chapel" at Burning Man, in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. The creation of "Stan, Submerging Man" in 1999, "Coalita" in 2000, and the "Portal" in 2000 followed. These monumental scale projects clearly defined Fryer as a risk-taker and a dreamer, and his life as an artist continues to be driven by his strong spirit and desire to surprise. [from erickson fine art gallerywebsite]]
"Burka Boarder" 2011
"Burka Boarder" 2011, Artist: Finley Fryer, American Sculptor, 711 E Street, Davis, California

The burqa and other types of face veils have been attested since pre-Islamic times, in particular among Pashtun and Arab women. Face veiling has not been regarded as a religious requirement by most Islamic scholars, past or present. However, some scholars, especially those belonging to the Salafi movement, view it as obligatory for women in the presence of non-related (mahram) males. Women may wear the burqa for a number of reasons, including compulsion, as was the case in Afghanistan during Taliban rule.[from wikipedia]

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