John B. Mors


"Mosque, Djenne, Mali."

"Mosque, Djenne, Mali."
Steel. 1999. 60" x 48" x 48".

Process Drawing



The subject is the mosque at Djenne in Mali, which the sculptor visited in 1993.
The mosque is an adobe structure built in 1907. The distinguishing feature of the mosque is that every face is unique, and does not relate to the image of the whole.

The aim of the sculpture is to recreate the placement of the mosque in the courtyard, which serves as the weekly marketplace.
During the sculptor's visit to the mosque, it was closed to all non-Muslims. Therefore, the form is presented as both accessible and yet inaccessible at the same time.

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