In approaching this project I wanted to capture the complexity of Moroccan culture and cuisine. In working to communicate this diverse cultural and culinary tradition, I decided to use the aesthetic language of Moorish artwork and architecture. With such iconic objects as the tagine and the teakettle, I sought to break down the overall gestures of these pieces and build them back up through many smaller elements borrowed from architecture and everyday objects. Conversely, with my small bowl I tried to capture the overwhelming complexity of Zillij cut tile work, by highlighting the form of a single constituent element. Lastly, with the bread bowl, I chose to build off of the eight-pointed star or, Rub el Hizb, which figures prominently in Islam. All of these forms push the diner to contemplate and marvel at the culture of Morocco and the food they are eating.