Museum visits always yield interesting treasure for me. Not in any ‘collectible sense’, more to the tune of what I come away with artistically; what I learn, and what I feel inspired by. I couldn’t have imagined spending so much of my recent visit to the San Francisco Asian Art Museum in front of some of the most incredible African masks I’ve seen in a long time. This is not to say I didn’t spend time checking out everything else- I did. I just found myself returning time and again to stand before these incredible masks, feeling the power rolling off of them.
Several posts ago, I uploaded another photo of a mask I found fascinating during my visit. My friend Simon @ Liberian Me (do check out his link/site a few words back – very cool!) shared with me that African masks are a great love of his! Years ago, he had one created for him for its protective energies. Since that time he told me his collection has grown quite a bit. I can only imagine having a room full of masks like this one surrounding me, offering their vibrations, their energy… their beauty.
Simon, I’m hoping one day I get to see that collection!