My Australian heritage first sparked my interest in Aboriginal and Oceanic art. However, for anyone interested in any of the areas of tribal art, it is impossible to avoid or deny African art. During the many years that I collected and dealt with Oceanic art, my eye was constantly straying to this wonderful African objects. With much encouragement and help from many collector friends, my interest in this area grew as did my collection of these wonderful materials.
Here is part of what I gathered, part of what I deem to be the most striking art - Mother / Maiden as seen by the African artists. They have created such an endless variety, such great stylistic variations, such beauty and such explosive aggression and power. This is my exhibit.
Director, Tambaran Gallery