#005 - Miss Lotion
3 colour, hand pulled, screen print.
Signed and numbered by the artist.
50 x 70 cm, frame not included.
Marrakesh, also known as the red city, has a rich and vivid history that goes back all the way to the year 1062. Marrakesh has throughout time been known for its medina (the fortified city), souks (traditional markets) and the riads (traditional Moroccan house/hotel). The Moroccan culture could almost not be more the opposite of the Danish culture. With the Danish artist Miss Lotion traveling towards Marrakesh, the artist truly stepped outside of her comfort zone to experience a new culture.
A little word from Miss Lotion
“I tried to not have any expectations at all for my trip, aside from experiencing a culture very different from my own. The friendliness of the Moroccan people made a big impression on me. As a Scandinavian, you’re really not used to people, who you don’t know, invite you for tea and a chat. I think the openness of other people, means that you loosen more up yourself. The first thing that struck me when I was back in Copenhagen, was how quiet it was in the streets compared to Marrakech.
The influence of the Berber culture is literally everywhere around you in Marrakech. It’s a proud, colorful and imaginative culture. I am very fascinated by the playfulness of the aesthetics. More is more in the Berber culture, and compared to the the simplicity of the ‘Scandinavian design’ wave it’s much more vibrant and alive. Most of the women I saw in Marrakech were very reserved and always in the background, but in the Berber culture the women are of high importance. For my print I chose to depict a proud Berber woman, not afraid to show her face and ‘bling’ to the world. The Berber women were, and to some extend still are, the core of the Berber culture.”