Take a peek at the Cabinet of Curiosities Exhibition at the Hamill Gallery website.
The Hamill Gallery has a large selection of Fante flags. See more here.
Bobbi and Tim Hamill have pulled together objects from the gallery .... from their homes .... from their travels.
"I've attempted to juxtapose them in a way that suggests affinities of form or material or in arrangements that appeal to our senses of humor. When it works, we achieve what we refer to as the Ta-Dah Effect." - Bobbi Hamill
There's a quirkiness that really appeals to me about this exhibition. It's a bit like a mad hatter's tea party in Africa. Bamana puppets sitting down to tea with a Senufo hornbill ..... the table decked with kuba cloth.
I love it! Go and have a look and tell me what you think. Website here.
"I collect African Art because of its power, beauty, magic and craftsmanship. My viewpoint is as an artist, not as an anthropologist. I choose pieces based on formal visual criteria, some knowledge of the tribal traditions, how well I feel the piece succeeds in what it attempts and whether the work gives me an inner sense of satisfaction, pleasure and mystery. It is certainly not necessary to fully understand African art to enjoy it with a sense of wonder and awe." - Tim Hamill, Director, Hamill Gallery of African Art, BostonA great selection of Mbuti bark cloths. See more here.