Creation myths are one of the subjects on my course, so I was pleased to find these Asmat carvings on display at the Brisbane GOMA (Gallery of Modern Art) recently.
These carvings are a part of the culture of the Asmat region in Indonesia, and illustrate the ancestoral figures and their own creation myth in these exquisitely carved poles.
Asmat carvers have long been celebrated for this distinctive and elaborately styled wood carvings, through these ‘bisj poles’ that are meant to honor their ancestors and their relationships with the waterways and forests of their homes.
They are also very beautiful and worth a mention here….have a great creative week!
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