The artist Hannsjörg Voth has built from 1980 to 2003 at the Marha Plain in Morocco his very relevant land art works Himmelstreppe, Goldene Spirale and Stadt des Orion. Originally conceptualised as fading land art the artist decided through the building process of the Himmelstreppe or latest with the planning of the Goldene Spirale to maintain the works and keep them permanently.
Voth’s works are linking Moroccan handcrafts and artisan skills as well as a local building tradition with his “western” land art concepts. In addition he weaves the archaic aesthetics of Moroccan earth works into the German precision of handcrafts. These links build important bridges in current times of intercultural tension and challenges between Morocco and Europe and illustrate great works of humanity.