Drummers Grove and Tribal Mask Doodle

Music speaks louder than words.

-African proverb

Hidden within this maze of swirls is an abstract mask. Maybe you can find it. It reminds me of the African Tribal Masks. I drew it during my lunch break while in East New York, but was inspired by something I saw yesterday while bike riding through Prospect Park last night.

Doodle Spirit

Every Sunday at Prospect Park, there is an area called Drummers Grove where a large group of individuals, called the Congo Square Drummers, get together an play on all manner of drums and bongos. The music is hypnotic and people dance in the center of the circle. Click HERE for more on that area in Prospect Park.

 

Drummers Circle at Prospect Park
Drummers Circle at Prospect Park

I was bike riding passed it and stopped to take it in. I was told that it was okay to take pictures on the outside of the circle but the middle of the circle was for individuals blessing a particular spot where they danced for their deceased loved ones. Reminded me of the Mexican Day of the Dead a little. Anyway, today’s napkin doodle is my version of an abstract tribal mask. I remember seeing an exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum of Art on this kind of design and they displayed different types of dances. However, if you want to read more on the types of dances that are performed, click HERE! 

Congo Square Drummers in Drum Circle at Drummers Grove in Prospect Park
Congo Square Drummers in Drum Circle at Drummers Grove in Prospect Park

 

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