Mothers Kiss Is The Best

Boet Nyariri


Type of Stone: Spring Stone

Dimensions: 39 x 10 x 4 inches

The artist captures an ordinary moment between mother and daughter, immortalizes it in stone, and makes it unique, special and enduring. The mother wants her princess to feel loved, cherished, and secure. She is determined to set a good foundation for a loving and thriving relationship between herself and her daughter.


A second generation artist born in 1977 of a Tonga mother and a Sena father, in Mhondoro, Zimbabwe. During secondary school, Boet went to live with his grandfather through whom he met, and was inspired by, renowned sculptor Tinashe Makaza. He was also influenced by Samuel Masakwa, as well as some of ZimbabweÕs best artists including Dominic Benhura, Ignatius Zhuwakiyi, and Garison Machinjili. He started sculpting fulltime at the age of 20. In 2010 and 2012 he won awards at the prestigious National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA). Evident in almost every sculpture he carves is his love of women and children.

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