Thé à la Menthe
Thé à la Menthe aka Moroccan stories. Watercolour, oil, paper, found material. Work in progress. Showing Thé à la Menthe at Attokoussy project
Thé à la Menthe began during Attokoussy, a conference and artist residency organised through Elisabeth Piskernik's LeCube Gallery.
Attokoussy explored the relationship between art, art practice, and ritual. Lacking French or Arabic I found myself wandering in Marrakech and Rabat heavily reliant on my senses as I sought to perceive ritual and ceremony in the ordinary and everyday life on the streets. Fascinating for me was to experience a culture in which the shape of the dominant religion, Islam, looked very different to that in Pakistan. I met people, some of whom allowed me to make their portrait and some who also invited me into their lives and stories. But as I was only there a little time and as I work slowly, Thé à la Menthe scroll is still only half full.
I hope to return to Morocco.