Haya seeks to tear down misconceptions of Muslim women by sharing the stories of three Muslim American women who wear the headscarf.
A description from the one of the artists
Vivi Fitriani, friend and fellow MFA Graphic Design student, and I collaborated together on an installation called Haya. By combining watercolour illustrations with motion and infographics, Haya shares the stories of three Muslim American women who wear the headscarf, also known as the hijab. These stories are constructed from interviews that Vivi and I have conducted.
The purpose of Haya is to tear down some misconceptions that some may harbour towards Muslim women. In this time of rising Islamophobia, we both feel it is important to show the public these personal stories. The installation features motion graphics, illustrations, audio and typography. This video uses my hand-drawn illustrations and is animated with Adobe After Effects.
By Jeff Chang