Riyal Soles incorporates my perception of the Saudi Arabian society, after having lived there for thirteen years. The restrictions set on women are voiced through resolutions of consumerism and the addiction to trends. This piece explores the views of an insider to comprehend and give voice to the hidden reality faced by local women. 

While all the women look identical, they are distinguished by their choice of shoes. Made of molded copies of Saudi Arabian Riyals (local currency).




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