“Blooming” follows Kudzanai’s love of carving sculpture from the wildlife that surrounds his environment. This sculpture is hand carved from Serpentine stone. Unlike other forms of sculpture it is unique since the patterns in the stone cannot be replicated. The piece is carved using a diamond tipped chisel. It is then sanded for literally hours through varying degrees of sand paper until the artist reaches 2500 grade. The sculpture is then heated and a polish is melted into the stone. Finally it is buffered to leave this wonderfully tactile surface. The stunning colors found within the stone are brought to view on the surface.
Perhaps the perfect ornament to fill that special space. Or maybe a different kind of gift for that special someone or occasion. The sculpture is suitable for inside or outside the home, requiring minimal care.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Kudzanai Dambaza is one of our leading artists. Living in the region of Guruve in the north of Zimababwe, Kudzanai has chosen to remain true to his roots living only a short distance from the Great Dyke and Tengenenge, the area from which Shona sculpture originated. Shying away from the mainstream selling avenues, Kudzanai chooses to remain from where he grew up being inspired by his family and the environment in which his art grew.
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