As a jewellery designer I normally veer towards a minimalist aesthetic, but I found myself examining artist Eric Van Hoves ” V12 Laraki” at the Copperfield Gallery and admiring closely the complexity of traditional Morroccan craftsmanship.

This is decoration with a purpose . Van Hove has worked with Morroccan craftsmen whose centuries old skills skills and materials are used recreate this replica modern car engine.
An artistic statement of intentional irony ? Read more , but go and see the beauty of this . http://www.copperfieldgallery.com/eric-van-hove-solo.html

V12 Laraki

V12 Laraki- a replica of Mercedes Benz V12 made by artist Eric Van Hove with Moroccan craftsmen.

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