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Artist: Nesbert Mukomberanwa
Type of Stone: Serpentine
Dimensions: 24" (h) *18" (w) * 7" (d)
Weight (Kg): 22


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“Faces” is a beautiful abstract interpretation  that would make an attractive center piece on any table or perhaps on a garden wall. This sculpture is hand carved from Serpentine stone. Unlike other forms of sculpture it is unique since the stone is extremely hard and only used by the most experienced of sculptors. The piece is carved using a diamond tipped chisel. It is then sanded for literally hours through varying degrees of sand paper until the artist reaches 2500 grade sand paper. The sculpture is then heated and a polish is melted into the stone. Finally it is buffered to leave this wonderfully tactile surface.


Perhaps the perfect ornament to fill that special space. Or maybe a different kind of gift for that special someone or occasion. The sculpture is suitable for inside or outside the home, requiring minimal care.


Nesbert was born in 1969 in Buhera, Zimbabwe. He began to study the art of sculpting in 1987 with his uncle Nicholas Mukomberanwa, one of the most respected artists of the early ‘Shona Sculpture’ movement.

In 1989, Nesbert started sculpting independently, he left his apprenticeship and established his own workshop at home in Chitungwiza. He worked here for nearly a decade, developing a distinctive style and gaining international recognition as one of the significant talents of the second generation Shona artists. In 1998, Nesbert started the ‘Village Gallery’ to display his works and those of select Chitungwiza-based artists. Nesbert’s sculptures are often figurative, incorporating smooth rounded forms, and miniaturised heads. He is clearly comfortable with his chosen medium, recognising and harnessing the qualities within the stone and bringing them to life by way of his sculptural forms. This ability is particularly evident in works which incorporate the stone’s natural rough texture with the smooth polished surfaces that have become his trademark. Mukomberanwa’s talent is increasingly gaining recognition through participation in the National Gallery of Zimbabwe’s annual Heritage Exhibitions as well as exhibitions in Germany, Belgium, the United States and South Africa. Over the years he has participated in other group exhibitions at Reece Gallery (USA) with Henry Munyaradzi and Nicholas Mukomberanwa (2005), the ‘Form Versus Content’, Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre, Windhoek, Namibia (2004) and a group exhibition and solo workshop in Memphis, USA (organised by Matombo Gallery, Harare – 2002, 2003).

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