Arthur Fata is a well-established artist, part of the so-called ‘second generation’ of Zimbabwean sculptors, with a reputation for experimental work.
His confidence with a chisel shines out of this wonderful piece, with its exaggerated but elegant facial features.
Marble is a rare medium in Zimbabwean sculpture. It is mined in Zimbabwe and is as hard as the Italian varieties. Pink marble is very unusual and makes this sculpture a real collectors’ piece.