A wonderfully tactile and beautiful abstract sculpture of an rabbit, hand carved from stunning Opal stone. This is both delightful to view and to touch and has a stunning lilac coloration due to the minerals within the 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 sand paper. 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 colours 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: John Chewa currently works alongside his brother William at the Airport Gallery in Harare. He hopes one day for his work to receive international recognition.
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