Self Infliction


Welded found metal objects (recyclia)

  • 45cm approx. (h)
Biography Portrait of Danisile Ncube

Danisile Ncube


“Sometimes we blame people for things they haven’t done when we should be blaming ourselves. Like the British have had lots of involvement with Zimbabwe in the past, but very little to do with it now. We Zimbabweans have inflicted our own present, and future, on ourselves.”

The spear suggests the parallels between individual self-harm and how Danny feels Zimbabweans have created their own difficult situation.

Danisile lives and works in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe’s second city and capital of Matabeleland, where he studied art at Mzilikazi Arts Centre and worked under Adam Madebe.