“He wears flowers round his neck, waiting for the bride. When the bride arrives, he takes off the flowers and puts them over her neck.”
Edward is now a great-grandfather; he, like all of his senior generation, is a reservoir of cultural knowledge and experience – and this informs much of his sculpting. This impressive work speaks of the Shona marriage ceremony, and of traditions maintained in rural communities to this day.
This sculpture is a museum-quality example of Edward’s work, in the hardest type of springstone. A larger piece like this used to stand proud at one of the entrances to the prestigious Chapungu Sculpture centre in Harare. This piece is a (slightly!) more practical size and is a true collector’s gem. Character, strength, power, charm – it’s got it all. Wonderful.
Springstone is frost-resistant and is suitable for display outdoors.