Dimensions: 24 x 29 x 14 inches
The sculpture is of a wild flower in full bloom with its core resembling a human face where both illuminate with life when the sun shines upon them. When in blossom as in life, it is a celebration!
A first generation artist, Edward was born in Guruve, Zimbabwe, in 1935. He spent his childhood as a hunter and then as a carpenter. Edward began sculpting in the early 1970s and with the help of Tom Bloomfield, founder of the Tengenenge Sculpture community, he became one of Zimbabwe's top artists. He later joined the National Gallery as a member, practicing sculpting for more than 20 years. His works can be seen displayed in Galleries and Museums worldwide in countries like Germany, USA, Canada, Britain, Holland, Asia, France and the rest of Europe. His work is in collections worldwide.
The most dedicated of artists display a high degree of integrity, never copying and still working entirely by hand, with spontaneity and a confidence in their skills, unrestricted by externally imposed ideas of what their "art" should be. Now, over fifty years on from the first tentative steps towards a new sculptural tradition, many Zimbabwean artists make their living from full-time sculpting and the very best can stand comparison with contemporary sculptors anywhere else.
The sculpture they produce speaks of fundamental human experiences - experiences such as grief, elation, humor, anxiety, and spiritual search - and has always managed to communicate these in a profoundly simple and direct way that is both rare and extremely refreshing.
The artist 'works' together with his stone, and it is believed that 'nothing which exists naturally is inanimate' - it has a spirit and life of its own. One is always aware of the stone's contribution in the finished sculpture and it is indeed fortunate that in Zimbabwe a magnificent range of stones are available from which to choose: hard black springstone, richly colored serpentine and soapstones, firm grey limestone and semi-precious Verdite and Lepidolite.Read More