Portfolio > SPAIN AND MOROCCO

Symmetry
Monoprint
10 x 8 inches each, 15 blocks
Tapestry
Monoprint
20 X 32", 40-4 x 4" blocks
$600
Los Baños de Doña María de Padilla, Alcazar, Seville
Archival pigment print
22 x 15 inches
$300
Chefchaouen, Morocco
Archival pigment print
22 x 17 inches
$300
Visigothic Fountain, Gaucin
Archival pigment print
22 x 17 inches
$300
Alcazar Palace, Seville
Archival pigment print
22 x 17 inches
$300
Alhambra Arch, Granada
Archival pigment print
22 x 17 inches
$300
Alcazar Arch, Seville
Archival pigment print
22 x 15 inches
$300
Tetouan, Morocco
Archival pigment print
22 x 17 inches
$300
Mezquita de Cordoba
Archival pigment print
22 x 17 inches
$300
Gaudi Staircase, Barcelona
Archival pigment print
17 x 22 inches
$300

The ancient buildings in Spain and Morocco are a tapestry of stone created by repeating arches and interwoven lines, crescents and diamonds, letters entwined with vines, feathers, and leaves. They are “geometry of the spirit.”
These edifices originated during an eight-century experiment in which communities of Jews, Christians, and Muslims lived and worked and debated side by side. This extended experiment, called the convivencia, has not been equaled since. It had its setbacks and atrocities, but also led to innumerable scientific, artistic, and literary advances during long stretches of relative peace. In our current divisive times, much could be learned from this crucible of cultures.
The exquisite Alhambra, erected during this time, has been described by Salman Rushdie as “the palace of interlocking forms and secret wisdom, of pleasure-courts and water-gardens, that monument to a lost possibility that nevertheless has gone on standing long after its conquerors have fallen; like a testament to love that endures beyond defeat, to that most profound of our needs, to our need for flowing together, for putting an end to frontiers, for the dropping of the boundary of the self.”