Ballet Dancer
Ishmael Chitiyo

2011

Green Serpentine

55cm (h)

21cm (w)

13cm (d)

£475

As usual, the circle denotes the head; beside is a flexible body, and the curve is the arms coming up above the head in an elegant pose.

Ishmael is one of our top young artists. His work is wonderfully abstract; it encapsulates the best of modern Shona sculpture, with bold elegant lines giving it a confidence and simplicity that is very satisfying.

Ishmael was one of two runners-up in the sculpture category of the prestigious National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA) competition in 2008.

This unusual type of green serpentine is nearly as hard as springstone and a very lovely subtle dark green with paler green veins running through it.

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