Dudzai Mushawepwere - African (Shona)

Hope, 2003
Sculpture, Springstone
50.25 x 21 x 8.50 in
SKU: 11476g
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'Hope' original springstone sculpture signed by Zimbabwean artist Dudzai Mushawepwere. The sculpture uses abstraction in the human figure to capture an abstract state of mind: the sculpture presents the form of a woman merged with the form of a bird. The figure's arm reaches over their head and become a long-feathered tail. The woman's head, likewise, takes the form of a bird's head with a pointed beak. This spiritual combination of animal and human forms recalls traditional imagery from Africa and across the globe, from contemporary to paleolithic.

50.25 x 21 x 8.5 inches, sculpture
3.75 x 15.5 x 7.5 inches, concrete base
53.75 x 23.25 x 10 inches, overall
128 lbs
signed "Dudzai M." along bottom edge of sculpture
Overall good and stable condition; some minor scratches to surface