Mystical Portraits by Maïmouna Guerresi

Maïmouna Guerresi is an Italian multimedia artist. Born as Patrizia Guerresi, she converted to Islam after having lived in Senegal and being married with a Senegalese man.

Her works are delicate narratives with fluid sequencing, an appreciation of shared humanity beyond borders – psychological, cultural, and political. For more than two decades, Guerresi’s pictures focus on bringing together cultures, empowering women and revealing a universal truth about community and the soul. She uses recurrent metaphors such as milk, light, the hijab, trees, and contrasts with white and black to create awareness of the unifying qualities of Islamic spirituality. (via Ignant)