The Study Of The Equid
Artist in Residency and Exhibition
January - March 2017
ALIF Riad 6,
Derb Drissi, Douh,
The American Fondouk* in Fez, opened its doors to Scholtz as she completed studies of the donkeys, mules and horses that comprise Morocco’s beasts of burden. Scholtz uses her skill with familiar mediums of charcoal, ink and pastel, to tell the story of her subjects. In this exhibit, she used bold strokes in charcoal to depict the animal’s strength. She then juxtaposed that starkness with swirls of soft sand-coloured pastels to illuminate their beauty and sublime nature.
During her stay in the American Fondouk’s artist residence, Scholtz also spent considerable time with a select group of young girls from the area, helping them unlock their artistic expression in a creative environment at a local centre.
*The American Fondouk is a non-profit organization that offers veterinary care to animals which still represent invaluable links to the livelihoods of many of Morocco’s poorest and most vulnerable citizens.
This new exhibition by Scholtz is a tribute to the noble strength and loyalty of these creatures.
Extract taken from Moroccan World News