Things to do in Washington DC: Wordless Wednesday- African Sculpture

Wordless Wednesday- African Sculpture

African Sculpture

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.

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Comment balloon 4 commentsLanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan • September 21 2011 11:59PM


Lanre,  I can feel the power of this piece.  I don't think this is one I would have in my "collection", it is a bit too intense for me. I appreciate your sharing it.

Mortgage Mama

Posted by Bridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee, Maryland Mortgage Mama NMLS#196068 (SWBC Mortgage 410-960-2061) over 7 years ago

Great piece of art. I have to make a journey to D.C. to view some of the other pieces of art. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Posted by Damion Alexander, Real Estate Sales and Service (Westbridge Realty) over 7 years ago

Lanre, You're in the right location to enjoy art!  With DC right there, or not even all that far of a road trip to even NYC, there's a lot to be seen!

Posted by Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 over 7 years ago



This piece is bold and powerful. i can see it sitting in your entertaining area at the house. Thanks for the post. 

Posted by Akil Walker (TriStar Realty) over 7 years ago