The Curious Tour is a virtual, multi-cultural marketplace showcasing the artwork, jewelry, and ceramics of many different cultures. I created these online tours to share the art and objects that I have discovered and love from around the world.
Our First Curious Tour Explores The Art and Craftwork of South Africa.
The year 2000 marked the beginning of my love affair with South Africa. I was lucky enough to visit this incredible country and to meet its painters photographers, artisans and metal workers, beaders and printmakers.
Everyone I encountered wanted to show me something they made, something that told a story about themselves and their experiences. Contemporary South African culture is a wildly varied mix of languages, politics, imagery, and personal views. This diversity is reflected in the tribal designs, revised European images and contemporary symbols that adorn their unique artwork, jewelry and ceramics. I’d like to introduce you to selected one-of-a-kind objects and to the stories they evoke.