As we researched the culture of the Omo People and how they viewed their bodies as art, we looked at the many patterns that were able to create. Immediately, it reminded us of Mark Bradford. In fact, our organization is a big fan of Mr. Bradford but as you look at his work and some of the photographs we are sharing below, you can see why we feel he offers an abstract take as well to these women. He is very in tune with using found objects just like these women who also use the raw materials around them.
Contemporary AbstractionsPosted: March 7, 2012 in African Burial Ground, East Africa, Ethiopia, Los Angeles, Omo River, Omo Valley
Tags: abstract art, African American art, African art, African Burial Ground, African culture, East Africa, Ethiopia, Hans Silvester, Mark Bradford, Mark Bradford artist, Omo River, Omo Valley, photography, Sacred Body Art of the Omo Valley, Savona Bailey-McClain curator, Scherezade Garcia, Women history