Joel Nhete - African (Shona)

Landing Dove, 2003
Sculpture, Springstone
14.50 x 18 x 14 in
SKU: 11482g
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'Landing Dove' is an original opal serpentine stone sculpture signed by the contemporary Zimbabwean artist Joel Nhete. The artist presents in this sculpture a highly abstracted figure of a bird, leaning its head backward with its wings down as though gracefully seated on the ground. Such abstracted forms recall traditional African sculpture as well as the work of modern masters like Constantin Brancusi who looked to non-Western sources for inspiration. The sculpture's surface is brought to a beautiful polish, allowing the black of the springstone to create a glittering depth as immense as a lake or river.

14.5 x 18 x 14 inches
100+ lbs
signed "Nhete Joel" along base, proper right
overall excellent condition with no signs of wear or damage