Playing Monkey
Fanizani Akuda

2006

Springstone

51cm (h)

34cm (w)

23cm (d)

80kg

SOLD

The weight given is approximate.

This is a totally charming sculpture by the sadly departed and much missed Fanizani, whose quirky style won him fans worldwide. His sympathetic sculpting style makes even the hardest stone appear as soft as ripe fruit.

Springstone is the local Zimbabwean name for a particularly hard type of serpentine stone. This piece of stone comes from a particular mine where the springstone contains green veins. Fanizani has cleverly highlighted the changing surface depth by moving back and forth across a layer of green veining.

Shona sculpture Playing Monkey by first-generation artist Fanizani Akuda from Zambia Shona sculpture Playing Monkey by first-generation artist Fanizani Akuda from Zambia Shona sculpture Playing Monkey by first-generation artist Fanizani Akuda from Zambia