Several years ago, I traveled to Morocco and it made a profound impact on my life. It was a “wow!” moment for me. It was everything I hoped it would be and more.
It’s so different than anything I’d ever seen, most notably, the architecture. Morocco is an Islamic country and in Islam, it is believed that making things beautiful brings one closer to God. The tile work on buildings, the intricate patterns hand painted on to everyday items such as plates and cups, the brightly painted buildings. Special attention is given to ceilings because it’s closer to God. The thing that makes it even more special to me is that most of it is still crafted by hand.
While I do have great appreciation for modernism, I also love lots of colour and embellishment.