Saturday, November 29, 2008

The spirit world.

"Motorcycle Cop"

Via: The Museum for African Art

"This piece embodies the fusion of traditional and contemporary in the Ivory Coast. This spirit spouse is based on a long tradition of sculpting figures to represent the spouse that each person is believed to have in the spirit world. These representations have changed over time and are currently created to represent a contemporary person of professional prestige indicated by their Western professional dress. This figure is dressed as a motorcycle police office in uniform and helmet."

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