"These two girls have got dressed up in their best dresses to parade up and down the street. They are full of excitement. One says, 'Let's go this way', and the other says, 'Let's go that way'!"
Many Zimbabwean artists making representational sculptures create pieces that feel stale and tired, but Boet's award-winning work is fresh and dramatic. It takes a huge amount of skill to create such detailed and delicate pieces from very hard stone. Once you've seen Boet's figures, nothing else will do!
Springstone is the local name for a hard variety of serpentine stone. It's an excellent sculpture medium, with a very even internal structure and small grains, and is perfect for Boet's detailed style of sculpting.