'Pende Pumbu Mask (Pumbu is deemed the most dangerous and is reserved for only the most powerful chiefs. The Pumbu, unlike the majority of other masks, is only danced on special occasions such as when the chief is seriously ill, in times of illness or famine, when other issues are causing disruption in the community or when the chief feels threatened. Through the dancing of the Pumbu the chief asserts his authority).
Surreal symbolic sculptures by Michael Alfano (New Yorker in Hopkinton, Massachusetts) 2013 • depicted: flying head • Alfano interprets philosophical ideas "The best art engages, generates discussion, and brings about change. My art compels viewers to experience, think, and understand life more fully." • materials artist uses: bronze / cold cast copper / resin