Veiling has been used in many cultures to conceal or reveal, to hide or to attract attention. It can provide a safe, private haven away from the gaze of the world or can form a prison as strong as any iron-barred window. Veiling can also conceal ideas, threats, thoughts and memories. Carol's recent body of work on veiling leads on from her doctoral research into the position of women in the 19th century, seen through the lens of the gothic novel. It consists of veils for characters including Miss Havisham and Tess of the D'Urbervilles as well as those for authors such as Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte, expressing their equivocal views of marriage. Although based on gothic novels, the sentiments are as pertinent today as they were in the 19th century.


Veiled threats 2008
  Veiled threats detail 2008
  Blindfold detail 2008