Looking Into The Skies

2021

Agate

  • 23cm (h)
  • 25.5cm (w)
  • 19cm (d)

11kg

portrait photo of Rufaro Murenza

Rufaro Murenza

Sculptor

“She is gazing up to the sky, daydreaming about what life has in store for her.”

Rufaro trained under acclaimed sculptor Joe Mutasa and his work is crisp and beautifully detailed. He is a previous winner (2015) and finalist (2014, 2016, 2017) in the sculpture category at Zimbabwe’s prestigious National Arts Merit Awards.

This beautiful blue agate stone comes from Mozambique. It is semi-precious. Agate is extremely hard, so it’s difficult and expensive to sculpt, but the end result is extraordinary. Sculptors have to use electric tools as it can’t be worked on by hand.

By choosing to work in such a challenging medium, Rufaro is seeking to stay ahead of the competition.

All colour and texture within the stone is entirely natural (and not lines of weakness). Rufaro emphasises the crystalline nature of the agate by leaving the back of the sculpture in its raw state, so we can see the internal structure of the stone.

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