The sweeping line across the middle represents the bird’s head and neck; there’s a wing above and another below. The bird is preening its wing feathers.
A super abstract piece from Munyaradzi, whose pared-down and elegant style has made him one of the outstanding artists of the younger generation of Zimbabwean sculptors.
This intriguing and colourful variety of serpentine stone comes from near the town of Shamva, in northern Zimbabwe. It’s a variant of the stone usually known as ‘leopard rock’ (for its dark spots on a pale background). All colouration and texture within the stone is entirely natural. The lines are part of the formation of the serpentine stone, they are not cracks.
Our recommendation: display this sculpture against a dark background, and use a spotlight – it will make a real statement!
The piece is in the UK and will be shipped from there;
P&P at buyer’s expense.