Heavenly Beauty
Tago Tazvitya

2011

Springstone

105cm (h)

28cm (w)

20cm (d)

43kg

£1,200

"Heavenly beauty is more than the visual beauty we sometimes look at. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

There is a Shona saying, 'zviuya hazviwanane', which translates as 'you don't get matching beauty'. So a beautiful person is often with a less attractive person, because the beautiful person is looking at the inside of that person, not just the outside. They can see their partner's inner beauty."

Black storks are beautiful to Tago, they are very elegant birds. He often uses them as metaphors for human emotions and relationships. For him, the wings represent freedom.

Apologies for the poor light in the photographs - rainy season had arrived!

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