Tete (My Aunt)
Garison Machinjili

2007

Springstone

66cm (h)

21cm (w)

31cm (d)

39kg

SOLD

This sculpture cleverly manages to combine a real African feel with the modern style typical of contemporary Zimbabwean sculpture. The facial features are sharply defined using a rasp, and full lips give the face a wonderfully warm expression.

Garison favours springstone, a particularly hard type of serpentine stone, as a sculpture medium. He combines different textures and finishes in the rough stone.

This elegant piece is finished with a rasp, so the surface of the face and neck is covered in small striations. Garison's technique stops half way through the standard Zimbabwean sculpture process.

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