I went to see a matinee showing of the new film by Ron Fricke called Samsara. I had high expectations for this esoteric film and I was not disappointed. I was instantly and utterly transfixed by one of the vignettes that focused on an artist Olivier de Sagazan. I immediately responded to the transformative nature of his work, but also to the dark ritual. He is an open vessel of clay, ready to receive and respond to mysterious influences. I cannot help but draw comparisons to some African art and ritual.
His sculptures are also beautiful and reminiscent of African power figures.