“God has blessed me with a great gift, a beautiful daughter. I believe it is the greatest gift of all times. Her nature is pure and full of grace. I love you, my daughter.”
This lovely elegant sculpture bears all of Lovemore’s trademarks – the exquisitely chiselled delicate facial features and sweeping fluid lines. Just delightful!
This variety of serpentine stone was new to Lovemore – we gave it to him to try out! So it’s intriguing to see how he has played with the texture of the raw material and incorporated it into the finished work. It is a common feature in Zimbabwean sculpture to leave some portion of the stone sculpture unworked, to remind the viewer where the piece has come from.
The stone itself is a type of ‘leopard rock’; it’s most commonly a pale yellow-green with black spots, hence the name. This particular variety, full of colour, comes from near the town of Guruve in northern Zimbabwe. It is very hard and impermeable, so it’s suitable for display outdoors as well as indoors.