Medium: One of a Kind Hand Carved Serpentine Stone Dimensions: Height: 1.2 feet/14 inches, 36 centimeters Length: 7 inches, 18 centimeters Region: Zimbabwe, Southern Africa Artist: Damien Manuhwa Approximate Age: 30 years (1990) Availability: In Stock, Available to Ship Immediately Item Number: S021 Collection: Stone Sculptures Tear Sheet: Available Upon Request Provenance Report: "Bird" Condition: Excellent; Not previously owned; Undamaged Sourcing: Fair Trade Certificate of Authenticity Provided
Manuhwa's subjects, such as this bird, are drawn largely from the natural world of man and animal; and from the spiritual world which is the source of explanation for the events of the world that man inhabits. Manuhwa’s work ranges from depictions of man and his varied emotions to the creation of abstract but aesthetically pleasing forms. Like most leading Zimbabwean artists, his work frequently shows metamorphoses between humans and animals.
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.
Heritage 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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