Tawanda Makore

  • Enter a realm of tranquility with "Dwelling," an African garden sculpture crafted by hand from the finest Granite. Tawanda's artistic mastery imbues this piece with a sense of serene grace, evocative of the intricate beauty of cellular forms. The sculpture's tactile nature invites the viewer to connect with the organic nature of the artwork, while its imposing size makes it an ideal centerpiece for expansive garden spaces. "Life" is a testament to the enduring elegance of African art, offering a serene oasis of peace and contemplation for all who behold it.

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    At our gallery, we celebrate the uniqueness of each large garden statue carved from the Granite. While some patterns in African stone sculptures may repeat, the beauty of Granitee lies in its unpredictability, ensuring that no two pieces are the same. Our artists carefully craft each sculpture, using diamond-tipped chisels to bring out the stone's natural beauty. After hours of sanding and polishing, the sculpture is heated and a special polish is melted into the stone, creating a tactile surface that is almost irresistible to touch. Inquire today on 0800 772 3253 or get in touch by email,

  • Born in the Zimbabwean province of Midlands in the city of Kwekwe in 1979, Tawanda Makore was inspired from an early age by his uncle - the late Akence Makore - who was a renowned sculptor. He was further influenced by the cubic sculptures produced by Zotoh Sango.

    He soon developed his own technique and style, and eventually joined various artist groups. In 2006 he joined a group of artists based in Harare, Zimbabwe's capital. He is one of the new generation of young artists whose work has become distinctive. He is being recognized as one of the major talents to emerge from Zimbabwe today. His work has evolved to become a unique style of three dimensional sculptures which he calls Vision Sculptures with a a pure, experimental touch. Well-known art collectors in Europe and the USA have exhibited Tawanda's work. "In my sculptures the elements of essence and appearance are always inseparably linked.

    The essence being to depict and outward appearance of form. I sometimes abstract some details so as to draw the viewer to my purpose, thereby enabling the essence of my art to be easily absorbed. This is cognizant of an abstract artist's way of thinking through the creation of an experimental approach to sculpture. I draw my inspiration from the every changing shape of my namesake, the clouds (Makore means cloud in Shona) whenever I look up into the sky."

  • Height 60cm                                                                                                               Width  45cm                                                                                                  Depth 35cm                                                                                                  Weight45kg                                                                                                  Stone Granite


    Option One. We understand it can be difficult to get a sense of perspective  and being able to visualise how the sculpture will look in your garden. (You may have several ideas of where it would fit). Many of our customers have benefited from a personal appointment. There is nothing like sensing the sculptures in person. That way you can be certain that the sculpture is right for you. Inquire today on 0800 77232 53 or get in touch by email. Option 2 Your shipping fees are calculated in the checkout. For UK garden sculpture destinations, we charge a flat rate of £150 for installation and mileage dependent on where you live.



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