Seashell

2018

Pink Marble

  • 18cm (h)
  • 18cm (w)
  • 12cm (d)

3.5kg

In creating Seashell, Munyaradzi Jeche has taken the beauty of organic forms in nature as his inspiration. In this, he is following in the footsteps of Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth, who walked the Norfolk coast together collecting flint and shells that had been eroded by the sea into marvellous shapes. However, Munyaradzi would not know their names or their sculptures, as he takes his uncle Nicholas Mukomberanwa as his heritage and inspiration.

This is a perfect example of Munyaradzi’s work – graceful lines, paired with elegant simplicity – a superb small abstract sculpture by one of Zimbabwe’s best young sculptors.

Marble is extremely hard and difficult to sculpt. This variety has tiny crystals within the stone; these facets catch the light so that the sculpture glitters in the sunlight.

Pink marble is rare medium in Zimbabwean sculpture. It is mined near Mount Darwin in north-eastern Zimbabwe.

The piece is in the UK and will be shipped from there; P&P at buyer’s expense.