Delighted

2015

Verdite

  • 24cm (h)
  • 14cm (w)
  • 15.5cm (d)

5.5kg

portrait photo of Edward Chiwawa

Edward Chiwawa

Sculptor

“A mother who has a child, she is delighted, and she is delighted to watch them grow up.”

Edward captures the pride and compassion in a mother’s gaze as she watches her little one take on the world.

This is a lovely example of work by one of Zimbabwe’s few remaining ‘first-generation’ sculptors.

Edward has signed this piece on the base.

This glorious bright green stone is verdite, a very hard and expensive semi-precious stone that is much prized by Zimbabwean sculptors for its beautiful intense green colour. The internal texture of the stone is an absorbing marbling of colours.