North Light, 2017 - 2018

a site-based commission

North Light is a project commissioned by Art In Embassies Program (AIEP) and funded by the US Department of State. As a public-private partnership, AIEP promotes cultural diplomacy through site-specific commissions that take into account the host country's artistic traditions and cultural mores.  North Light brings together architectural elements of the West and brilliant colors of the Western Sahara.  Its title references natural reflected light from the north rather than direct sunlight and is installed on a 30-foot wall in the large reception area of the new Embassy in Nouakchott, Mauritania.  North Light was first created as a series of five panels (36”x 108” each) but a second commission expanded it to a total size of 108" x 384."

This commission was organized by Sonja Roesch Gallery, Houston.

All images © 2019 Mokha Laget