In this paper I discuss the motivations and inspirations that contextualize my artistic practice during the course of my 2-year MFA degree, including my thesis exhibition, Wandering Isle. Within this paper I investigate the notion of multiple identities as it applies to Iranian women in relation to different contexts such as history, place, politics and religion. Considering myself a storyteller, my research is based on lived experience and personal observations. I deconstruct visual elements such as Islamic patterns, Farsi texts and self-portraits in the context of culture and history in order to develop my own vocabulary which captures and encodes my states of being and becoming. Focusing on hijab as one of the most powerful forces that shapes women’s identities in Iran, I make visible new identities, which develop in response to the concept of veiling and through acts of protest.