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February 9, 2009

The Rage Gallery

The brilliantly engaging face of Somali Girl - her changes, her challenges and struglles - are seen in this painted stoneware bust.

Influence derived from the Kanuri women of Northern Nigeria, this figure's exquisite headdress has become both a form of adornment and the culmination of artistic expression for African beauties

Beaded Warrior
Jewelery as ornament is only part of the grooming routine of the Maasai and Samburu peoples.

"The adornment of the human form in Africa in particular, was one of the ways that cultures interacted with each other. Many different tribes and groups can be recognized by their jewelry and body art. Body adornment offered African cultures an opportunity to shape their presentation of self to the world."

Click here to view more artwork by Woodrow Nash.


Claire said...

Beautiful art.

Fly Girl said...

I've had the pleasure of seeing a lot of Woodrow Nash's work in art galleries here in Chicago. The spirit that he translates into these pieces is unbelievable. He's truly a genius, if you ever have the chance to see his work in person, grab it.

Ebony Intuition said...

I would love to see his work in person.


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