What can I say. Viewing Art is a new hobby for me. Next thing I am going to start doing is collecting them. Came across this sculpture on my trip to the African Art Museum at the Smithsonian Institute. This is the work of the Idoma artist Ochai (who died circa 1950)was first documented in 1958 by art historian Roy Sieber and later in the 1970's to 1980's by Sidney L.Kashif. Unlike most other artists,Ochai was a full time sculptor and had commissions from many villages beyond his own. Ochai carving style is bold and expressive, and his face masks seem to capture a sense of arrested movement.
Happy Wednesday everyone.