"Proud Girl"

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Medium: One of a Kind Hand Carved Serpentine Stone
Height: 1 foot/12 inches, 30 centimeters
Length: 3 inches, 8 centimeters
Width: 3 inches, 8 centimeters
Region: Zimbabwe, Southern Africa
Artist: Coster Balakasi
Approximate Age: 32 years (1990)
Availability: In Stock, Available to Ship Immediately
Item Number: S032
Markings: Artist’s Signature
Collection: Stone Sculptures
Tear Sheet: Available Upon Request
Provenance Report: "Proud Girl"
Condition: Excellent; Not previously owned; Undamaged
Sourcing: Fair Trade
 Certificate of Authenticity Provided

Coster Balakasi embarked on his sculptural journey in 1988 during a school holiday with other famous artists including Miger Padaso, Dominic Benhura in Tafara, Zimbabwe. In 1993, Balakasi started sculpting in Harare (the capital of Zimbabwe) with the artist Cosmos Michener. Balakasi served as Minchener’s assistant artist until 1998, when he started working independently.

Incredibly, just one year later, Balakasi was chosen for artistic residency at the famous Chapungu Sculpture Park. That same year, he exhibited internationally in the United Kingdom. He has since exhibited in Zimbabwe, Spain, and the United States.

What is Shona?
The best of Zimbabwe stone sculpture combines the splendor and solidity of the stone medium with imagery drawn from reality and abstracted into symbolic form. Figures and features that are reminiscent of, yet not quite like, animal, and human forms suggest the creatures and mythological beings that inhabit the realms of the religions and folklore of the Zimbabwean people.

York's Shona Gallery was the first gallery that brought Shona art to the United States.

Why Shona?
· Suitable for indoor and outdoor environments (i.e. garden, terrace)
· Durable and will not dull or erode
· One of a kind pieces
· Marked with artist’s signatures
· Hand carved in Zimbabwe


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