Steve and I made a return visit to the NC Museum of Art in Raleigh, North Carolina. The last time we went we were enthralled by their special Art Deco Automobiles Exhibit so we wanted to check out what might be new and exciting.
And we picked just the right time for our return visit because there was a fabulous exhibit of African Art!!! We wandered the exhibit area totally entranced with everything on display.
We even became part of the exhibit itself. There was a digital screen that visitors could stand in front of and see themselves transformed into art. Each little square is a photo of one of the pieces in the African Art Exhibition that somehow became a portrait of whomever stood in front of the screen. We were so fascinated by this that we posed several times.
Steve even tried his hand at weaving at an interactive loom. Now if only he could create pieces like the ones above!
There were masks and costumes, bowls and tools. Everywhere we looked something colorful and intriguing caught our attention. As an artist I am always inspired by the creation and ingenuity of other artists no matter where they are from.
Something about this artist’s work resonated with me. I loved her use of color punctuated by the black background.
This piece above totally had us spellbound. From a short distance it appeared to be an undulating ocean with, perhaps, seaweed at the crests. But upon closer inspection you learn that it is composed of paint and actual fish hooks. Hundreds and hundreds of fish hooks. Genius!
This last selection was such fun. It made me think of me and my two best friends Jackie and Sheri. We love to shop together, dine together and pretty much have fun no matter what we do as long as we are together!
I wonder what Steve and I will discover on our next visit to the NC Museum of Art?