Dancers’ is a large stone statue. Hand-carved from extremely tactile Lemon Opal Serpentine. This stunning hand-carved African statue is produced from one of the most tactile of Serpentine stones. This is actually one piece of stone. However, one of the figures has been polished and the other left un-polished. When it rains the lighter of the two figures will also turn green as the water exposes the natural colours within the rock. This piece is one of our large garden stautues and would make a striking lawn ornament.
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While depictions in African stone sculptures may repeat, the patterns in the Lemon Opal Serpentine stone cannot be replicated, making each large garden statue unique. This sculpture incredibly is carved from one piece of stone. Tawanda carves the stone using a diamond tipped chisel. It is then sanded for hours through varying degrees of sandpaper until smooth. The sculpture is then heated and a polish is melted into the stone. Finally it is buffered to leave a wonderfully tactile surface, almost irresistible to touch. Enquire 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 taan 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 80cm Width 44cm Depth 35cm Weight 60kg Stone Lemon Opal Serpentine
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 benefitted 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. Enquire 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 which includes delivery & installation.