June 16, 2009

wall painting 2

Drawing done in my sketchbook in February 2007 from a cushion found in a shop at Ayoun el Atrouss, Mauritania.

the beggining

with a bit of help from my friends, Bilal and Hermann (taking the photo)

Fatima and the finished wall


Here is the second wall I got to work on, using the same pattern as in the first one, i decided to repeat half of it creating this way a new one, the original pattern was taken from the ones used in a leather cushions.

Leather art and crafts are the work of Mauritanian women belonging to the cast of the "maelemins" they create utilitarian objects in leather and decorate them with exquisite patterns, different groups will have their own "motifs" making it easier to identify from which village the work comes from.

This works has to do with the disapearence of a memory. Knowledge is transmited orally and as the newer generations are being scholarised and opting for different jobs, this "savoir faire" is not being transmitted.

Most objects are for daily use so their life span is reduced.

The patterns are first recorded in my diaries , latter those patterns will be reworked and used in a new surface, wood or walls or both.

16 comments:

  1. Um trabalho lindo!
    Pelo resultado, pela oportunidade colaborativa e pela preservação de uma memória em risco. Parabéns.

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  2. This is lovely, and what fun to see your companions and the work in progress. Great post!

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  3. Magnifico Trabalho! A tds os níveis...artístico, cultural, patrimonial...muito valiosa Obra!

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  4. Muito bom trabalho.

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  5. The wall is looking wonderful - its sad when traditions die out - great that you're helping to preserve some of them

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  6. Thanks all for your comments this work is still at a experimental stage and I do hope to take it much further

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  8. Adoro!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
    Gosto imenso da ideia, do resultado e também de poder ver um pouco do processo! Por mãos à obra e intervir!!! Sim senhora!!! :) E esta passagem da escala pequena do diário gráfico para uma ou mais paredes é, no mínimo, entusiasmante!!! ;)
    Parabéns!!! ;)

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  9. AnonymousJune 17, 2009

    Muitíssimo e de uma grande originalidade. O que diz o Pedro é importante: o lugar da memória.
    GW

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  10. AnonymousJune 17, 2009

    Queria dizer: Muitíssimo BOM e de uma grande originalidade. O que diz o Pedro é importante: o lugar da memória.
    GW

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  11. I really enjoy working collaboratively...good team work there and excellent results!

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  12. Thanks for your comment on my blog :)
    I see your blog and I like it, draw more of your country, I'll do the same in Italy.
    See you :)

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  13. Wow this is very impressive! I love the rest of your work too. Your watercolours and drawings are beautiful. Amazing observation. Your work is very inspiring! :)

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  14. Wonderful work and great artist! Congratulations.

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  15. Lovely wall painting!

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  16. I like wall painting so much! You work very nice - lite lines, clear and simply but wery impressive... :)

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