Artist: Shepherd Madzikatire
Stone Reference: 3005
Type of stone: Spring Stone
Dimensions: 42 x 9 x 7 inches
In this piece, the sculptor shows his own image alongside that of his ancestor. The face with natural form being that of his ancestor and the fine finished one being his own. His image is a reflection of his ancestor. He is one with his past, one with his ancestors, wherever he is, his ancestors are there with him. It presents the oneness in soul and spirit of himself and his ancestor. This is a tribute to his ancestors, an appreciation for their spiritual guidance and presence
MORE ABOUT THE STONE:
Every sculpture is made from natural stone and vary slightly due to nature of stone and natural grain which is part of the stone. Some stone will contain inclusions, pits or fissures as a result of its geological formation. The natural recurring iron/seaweed strata lines in the stone give the stone its character and makes it unique.
Natural lines are colorful lines formed within the stone. These are not flaws, but rather signifies the authenticity of the product. Only skilled sculptors are able to work with the stone due its hardness. The stone can withstands harsh weather conditions and can be placed in a natural environment.
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Born 1970, in Rusape, in eastern Zimbabwe, Shephard has been creating works of art since his primary school years. In the 1990Õs, his inspiration came largely from Job KekanaÕs wood carvings. His work is almost abstract, featuring humans and animals, and influenced by African culture and traditional beliefs. Shephard now lives in Chitungwiza (near Harare). His work has been extensively exhibited in Europe, America, Asia and Africa.