Dahwa (Nightjar)

2020

Springstone (Serpentine)

  • 24cm (h)
  • 29cm (w)
  • 28cm (d)

32kg

Famous Zimbabwean sculptor Edward Chiwawa of the Shona sculpture art movement

Edward Chiwawa

Sculptor

“We find it funny how this bird sits in the middle of the road with its glowing eyes.”

Nightjars are curious birds – they do indeed have this tendency to land in the road and sit very still, because they are so wonderfully camouflaged.

Edward grew up in the Zimbabwean bush many decades ago, but surely he still remembers the shock when a nightjar suddenly erupted from under his feet as he walked along a path at dusk.

A quintessential Chiwawa sculpture with the trademark double-ringed eyes, and full of character. Just like his cousin Henry Munyaradzi, Edward has the ability to capture the essence of a creature with the simplest of shapes and only a superficial working of the stone.

This sculpture is in the UK and will be shipped from there; P&P at buyer’s expense. Edward has signed it on the base.