Family Portrait

2017

Flower Serpentine

  • 33.5cm (h)
  • 33cm (w)
  • 19cm (d)

22kg

portrait photo of Edward Chiwawa

Edward Chiwawa

Sculptor

The family is of central importance in Shona culture, and this lovely sculpture encapsulates the importance of unity and togetherness within the family.

“The family don’t do things separately, they put their heads together and come up with one thing.”

A quintessential example of Chiwawa’s work, with the trademark double-ringed eyes, elongated noses and sharply-edged mouths.

This wonderful red stone is a rediscovered variety of serpentine stone. All the colouration in the stone is entirely natural. Edward has signed it on the base.

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