“A new couple, they’ve just met – they are very excited about their new love.”
A quintessential example of Chiwawa’s work, with the trademark double-ringed eyes, elongated noses and sharply-edged mouths. There is a very pleasing balance and symmetry to this piece, and an appealing theme.
This is a lovely example of work by Edward Chiwawa, who was one of Zimbabwe’s last surviving ‘first-generation‘ sculptors when he passed away in 2022.
This wonderful red and silvery-grey stone is a rediscovered variety of serpentine stone. Serpentine is an excellent sculpture medium as it has a dense, even internal structure of small grains of rock and very few flaws. All the colouration in the stone is entirely natural.