$1,200.00 USD – Sold Out
Type of Stone: Butter Jade
Dimensions: 16 x 8 x 9 inches
This piece was inspired by how modern African women have embraced their natural looks and have redefined beauty to their own standards, embracing their diversity and ethnicity. They are queens of their culture
MORE ABOUT THE STONE:
Every sculpture is made from natural stone and varies slightly due to the nature of the stone and natural grain which is part of the stone. Some stones 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 to its hardness. The stone can withstands harsh weather conditions and can be placed in a natural environment.
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Born in 1976, he started learning the art of Shona sculpture in March 1994 under the guidance of Charles Chikazunga, and by 1996 he had perfected his skills. He specializes in heads, bust figures, and portraits. His sculpture is recognized 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