An otherworldly experience

Human figures amid swirling geometrics.  Shields and spears and a looping tail whip.  Crouched men and women staring into -- and from -- eternity.  Colorful bursts of patterns conjuring at once life's unbridled power and our fear-based need to appease and control it.  Empty masks and the steadying touch of a woman's hand on a man's shoulder. My mind was spinning at "East … Continue reading An otherworldly experience

Objects with a point of view

When I described a visit to the Indo-Pacific department of Yale University Art Gallery of in the company of its curator, Ruth Barnes,  I could not possibly squeeze into the WSJ account all the amazing things she had to say.  Which is why we have blogs...  not that we always have time to write  them... In the … Continue reading Objects with a point of view