"Mangbetu Talk "
10"x 10" framed to 12" x 12"
Original watercolor collage

 

 

For the knowledgeable fan of African sculpture, this riff on Mangbetu figurated ceramics pays homage to their breathtaking interpretations of the female face and form. The news from places like the Central African Republic, the home of the Mangbetu, is invariably tragic and filled with little hope. Yet the past achievements of their artists give pause to the notion that all is lost.