African Masks
December 10, 2015

African Masks

Culture plays an important role in all aspects of art history—defining the era, enhancing techniques, and representing a meaning all its own. African cultures exhibit unique, exquisite masks with various meanings. The bold abstract designs of African tribal masks have geometrical, as well as symmetrical patterns, which depict the social status, and/or magical or religious […]

Matching with Miguel
December 10, 2015

Matching with Miguel

Balance. That’s what this project is all about. Old and new. Right and left. Choice and guidance. Speaking and listening. You get the idea. The inspiration for this project is the work of Mexican artist Miguel Mejía (aka “Neuzz”). Miguel’s visual vocabulary of bold lines, strong contrast and pattern stands out in a variety of […]

Ngaady A Mwaash mask, Kuba culture
December 10, 2015

Ngaady A Mwaash mask, Kuba culture

DETAIL: Ngaady A Mwaash mask, Kuba culture, Central Africa. Wood, pigment, raffia cloth, cowrie shells, glass beads; approximately 15 inches high. Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren, Belgium. Ngaady A Mwaash was the wife of the first Kuba king who was a founding royal female ancestor of the 17th-century Bushoong Kuba dynasty.  It performs with two […]