Lost Paradise

developed during my art residency in Sefrou, Morocco
facilitated by Culture Vulture

Site-Specific Sculpture, Community Engagement Project


Project Background
Lost Paradise responds to the current urban expansion in Sefrou, a traditional town where is famous for its cheery history. Overlooking this major transformation in landscape and cultural activities, this project suggests the facts of the disappearance of farmlands and indicates the change of labor distribution. 
The egg carton tower as a symbolic gesture attributes to this change. The cartons are recycled from the egg sellers in medina market. The tower is painted and constructed with local kids as part of community engagement project. As a site-specific sculpture, the tower sits on the edge of old medina, overlooking the new city and a newly constructed market. 
Minaret in Sefrou where the prayers called out
Minaret in Sefrou where the prayers called out
Egg carton- the foundation of the sculpture
Egg carton- the foundation of the sculpture
The color of Sefrou
The color of Sefrou
Community engagement workshop with local kids
Community engagement workshop with local kids
The sculpture landing on the edge of the old medina and the new city
The sculpture landing on the edge of the old medina and the new city

In the video, I talked about my concept and motivation behind the project. Also, it documents the one month creative process, from filed trip, site visiting, background research, to community workshop and onsite sculpture construction. 
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