Proud of Nature captures the essence and ever changing diversity of Shona sculpture. Contemporary sculpture embracing the use of polished and unpolished surfaces bring a whole new dimension. This sculpture is hand carved from Fruit Serpentine stone. 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 stunning colours found within the stone are brought to view on the surface. This piece has an individual uniform dimension.
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. This sculpture comes with a signed certificate of authenticity.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Shaibu was born in 1971 in Chitungwiza. He learned his trade under the keen supervision of first generation artists. He receives his inspiration from flowers and continues to work in the renowned Chitungwiza Art Center.
Stone: Fruit Serpentine
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