Bride
Norbert Shamuyarira

2014

Springstone

58cm (h)

26cm (w)

15cm (d)

13.5kg

SOLD

The lady has put huge effort into her elaborate hairstyle on her wedding day.

A a really eye-catching sculpture by one of Zimbabwe's best known younger sculptors. It has Norbert's trademark contrast between the rough textured stone of the hair and the smoothly sanded and waxed lines of the face and neck, matt white against shiny black.

Springstone is the local name for a hard variety of serpentine stone. It is a particularly good sculpture medium, as it has a very even internal structure of small grains of rock. The white area has been worked with a punch; the shiny black smooth surface is where the rock has been sanded and then heated and waxed.

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