Mask of Río Congo

Museo Nacional de Antropología, Mexico City.
Museo Nacional de Antropología, Mexico City.

I saw this interesting mask at the exhibition “Congo River, Arts of Central Africa” that took place at the National Museum of Anthropology, in Mexico City.

Can you see a heart shape in this mask? That form was characteristic in various masks at the exhibition, which belong to the XIX and XX century.

The masks used by African cultures settled along the river Congo refer to ancestral spirits, and they were used for initiation, funeral and fertility rituals accompanied by songs, music and dance.

The white color of the mask represents death.

Daily Promt: Mask

Flower Receptacles

San Antonio Botanical Garden. Texas
San Antonio Botanical Garden. Texas

There weren’t petals at these flowers anymore but I loved their receptacles, they are so lovely. Nature is always beautiful; every little part of it. Don’t you think?

Receptacle: The part of a flower stalk where the parts of the flower are attached

B&W: Tower of the Americas

San Antonio , Texas.
San Antonio , Texas.

The Tower of the Americas is 228.6 meters (750-foot-tall). At the top, it has a revolving restaurant and an observation deck from where you can see the City of San Antonio.

Stellar

Ventura Harbor. California
Ventura Harbor. California

Riverwalk

San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio, Texas

My birthday was on March 30, and I decided to give myself as a birhtday present a short trip to San Antonio, Texas.

I went over there more than once when I was a child with my parents and siblings, but the last time I visited, I stayed there alone for the summer to take an english course, in 1992. After chating about that long ago experience with a friend on February, I bought the flight ticket and one month later, I started my birthday day over there.

I remembered some things about my teen-age experience while I was studing there and of course I remembered the beautiful Missions because I took pictures of them. Although I didn’t remember that the City’s Downtown was so beautiful. It really impressed me! There are magnificent antique buildings with marvelous carved stone details and other ornaments.

In this photo, you can see the Riverwalk that crosses the City, where you can take a lovely walk along its banks, and at the background, the impressive red building with green tiles roof of San Antonio Courthouse.

B&W: Sculpture “Genesis Ancestral Force”

Mexico City
Mexico City

In the project “Genesis” of Costa Rican artist Jorge Jimenez Deredia, an egg, which is an elementary genetic element, or a sphere, a symbolic element, are transformed into sculptures.

For a closer detail and other point of view of the sculpture visit my other post: genesis ancestral force

Sunset view from an airplane