In Sheep’s Clothing: Reflections on the Trickery of Nature

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In the realm of nature as well as in human society, things are often not what they seem. Animals, plants, and humans use endless stratagems to hide their vulnerable parts, camouflage their true strength, and survive despite hazards and predators at every turn. To exist in this world as a woman is to be a student of these protective devices, to learn and adopt the techniques and behaviors that best ensure her survival against the forces of patriarchy and institutionalized oppression. She must use whatever means she can to protect herself and secure her place in the world. She may also choose to hide her true power behind the soft, pleasing flourishes of decoration. Like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, women must adapt and evolve constantly to suit the demands of their environment. This body of work explores nature and its infinite complexity: it’s dangerous beauty, its potential to confuse and bewilder, its hidden secrets, and its multifaceted nature. This work spans a wide range of techniques and building any way possible. This book invites viewers to explore and celebrate the ways in which women exhibit the spirit of nature and its endless ways of surviving in a harsh world.


Moneerah Alayar


Moneerah Alayar, MFA: Studied Fine Arts in Metal and Jewelry at Rochester Institute of Technology. Assistant to the Director and Exhibitioner for Rochester Fashion Week 2017. Currently a Ph.D. student at University of North Texas. Studies Art Education, specializes in Metal and Jewelry. Art Educator for four years in Kuwait.

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Scholars' Press


Jewelry, metalwork, nature, Protection, Women security, Self-defense, beauty, Danger, Gold, Spike, thorn

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ART / General