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.