AFRICAN HOMAGE

Fortune and wisdom of the Lega

African Homage contemporary art

Sculpture – Fortune and wisdom of the Lega

 

T he cowry shell has been, probably, one of the oldest forms of currency, and continued to play its monetary role until the 20th century ; Yet, business activities have not completely turned their back on this popular currency.

The further, the better. Inland cultures not only know and appreciate cowries, but precious seashells, as pieces of wonder, magic powers, and beauty.

Out of the common cowries, seashells are regarded as unique, not only for their monetary value, but as object of contemplation and philosophical questionning.

African Homage Sculpture

“Fortune and wisdom of the Lega ” © Addé 2015
As many inland cultures in Africa, the Lega are found of seashells.



African Homage Sculpture

African Homage Sculpture

African Homage Sculpture

African Homage Sculpture

African Homage Sculpture

African Homage Sculpture

African Homage Sculpture

African Homage Sculpture

African Homage Sculpture

African Homage Sculpture

African Homage Sculpture

African Homage Sculpture

“Fortune and wisdom of the Lega ” © Addé 2015
As many inland cultures in Africa, the Lega are found of seashells.


Note:
#Lega > Mystery of the Lengola

 

Most of the original sculptures presented here are conceived as monumental.
Should you be interested in commissioning the large version, please contact us.

 

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{ 5 comments… add one }
  • jürgen herschelmann August 31, 2016, 17:22

    Great work !
    kind regards, Jürgen

    • Addé September 1, 2016, 16:00

      Thank you, Jürgen! I really appreciate! All the best to you!

  • kutukamus December 26, 2016, 21:23

    For lack of better words: rich! (with a very progressive feel all around)
    PS: love the language-like look of the top picture as well

    • Addé December 27, 2016, 12:42

      Thank you, Kutukamus! There (again) you are feeling right! The “language-like” montage is a way to explicit a certain form of scripture.

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