Shy Bird

Artist: Andomio Chihota
Type of Stone: Serpentine
Dimensions: 7"(h)*5"(w)*2.5"(d)
Weight (Kg): 3


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A wonderfully tactile and beautiful sculpture of a shy Bird hiding under its wing, hand carved from colorful Serpentine stone, which is both delightful to look at and to touch. Unlike other forms of sculpture it is unique since the patterns in the stone cannot be replicated. 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. The contrast between the polished and unpolished surface make this piece particularly attractive.


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.


ABOUT THE ARTISTS: Andomio Chihota lives and works at the Chitungwiza Arts Center, in Chitungwiza, a small town in a suburb on the outskirts of Harare. He has a particular love for wild birds. He has been sculpting all his life.


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