I recently came across Phyllis Galembo’s new book documenting costumes & masks of Africa and the African Diaspora called “Maske”. The creativity behind each of these pieces of human taxidermy are inspiring. Her work features haunting depictions of historically inspired, transformative works, each seemingly more intricate then the next. Skeltons, vines, sticks, shells, feathers, beads, delicate stitching and dense cloth are just a portion of the collections that make up these interpretations and ornaments featured in her work. The documentation of this incredible tradition leaves me awe inspired, I hope you find yourself the same. Here is the full collection of her recent exhibitions. You can purchase her book online, as always, at my favorite book store in Santa Fe, photoeye.com.