I chose this theme because I think it would be interesting to see various sculptures and monuments from all over the world. I think in every country people have a specific way that they want to create and build something to show a part of there culture as well. The first two pieces in my exhibit are from the 19th century. Kongo Power Figure and Oracle Figure (Kafigeledjo) are both spiritual although one is powerful that helps reinforce the community and the other figure provokes anxiety through the sense of suffocation and entrapment. Both of these are my favorite the shapes, and there detailed really grabbed my attention.
Next I saw Yaksha (Male Nature Spirit), Standing Nagarajas (Serpent Kings), and Manjuvajra from India. They are based on earth , destruction and wisdom. These were the most blind-blowing. They all have meaning and a powerful sense within each of them. although they are many more sculptures and monuments in my exhibit these were, some of my favorites.
"Kongo Power figure", mid to late 19th century, Gallery 350