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Lori Park, Sculptor living in Marrakech

Marrakech is city vibrant with creativity and artistry. Many artists have made their way here and have contributed much to the creative spirit of Marrakech.

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One such is US artist Lori Park whose work is now showing at a Sotheby’s sculpture exhibition “Beyond Limits” set in

Chatsworth House. Her spectacular sculpture Silk Weaver is a huge bronze work showing a larger than life female form with wire torso that is beautiful and elegant even in that spare medium. You can sense the femininity from the angled posture of the bronze mesh torso. The allure of the female form is enhanced with a gorgeous blue ball gown that cascades to the ground. The brilliant blue is a gorgeous flash of colour in the green surroundings of the park. In spite of its huge size and the weight of the material, the sculpture gives a feeling of lightness and romance.

Link to Sotheby’s Beyond Limits exhibition

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Al Maaden Sculpture Park in Marrakesh

al maaden sculpture park, in Marrakech

While the world’s media focuses on the opening of the new Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Arts (MMPVA) other, equally as exciting, developments continue apace in the city.

Quietly but confidently the Fondation Alliances have been working hard to bring an enormous outdoor exhibition, the first of its kind in Africa, to Morocco.

Newly opened, the Al Maaden Sculpture Park is located at the well-known Al Maaden Golf Resort. The space has been created by both Moroccan and international artists, with collectors Alami and Farida Lazraq spearheading the project.

Initially, 25 Moroccan and international artists were invited to propose sculptures, with 12 striking sculpture works picked after the selection process.

These works, by French, Moroccan, Algerian, Chinese and Egyptian artists, are currently on view. The sculptures have been carefully chosen by a committee on account of their artistic merits and their fit with the locale. Antonio Segui’s giant 8-metre high sculpture Golfista Anecdotique (Anecdotal Golfer) fits with its setting perfectly, as does Yazid Oulab’s Montagne (Mountain).

See www.almaaden.com and www.fondationalliances.org for more information.

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