Julia Olson

I explore themes that deal with the veil between the inner and the outer worlds. I'm interested in body/embodiment, identity, memory, the hidden self, spirituality, the sacred, polarities of revealing/ hiding, inner and outer selves, otherness and connectedness, beauty, and storytelling.

Residing in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia has mirrored a spiritual metaphor in my art practice through experiencing the veil, the niqab and covering.

I have always seen the veil as a kind of curtain between material and spiritual realities. The veil can be thin, impenetrable, or absent - and reveal or hide spiritual realities.