Dudzai Mushawepwere - African (Shona)

Meditation, 2003
Sculpture, Opal serpentine
36.75 x 21.25 x 7.50 in
SKU: 11478g
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'Meditation' original opal serpentine 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, her hips wide and arms long. Her arms reach over and hold her circular head, which floats neckless above the torso like a nearly-setting sun. The figure thusly separates their mind and thoughts from their bodily and earthly concerns and instead connects themselves to the heavens. The image reminds of the dancer drawings of European modernists like Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, but it reminds especially of the ballerinas Salvador Dali created for Walt Disney's 'Fantasia.'

opal serpentine
33 x 21.25 x 7 inches, sculpture
3.75 x 15.5 x 7.5 inches, concrete base
36.75 x 21.25 x 7.5 inches, overall
86 lbs
signed "Dudzai M." along bottom edge of sculpture
Overall good and stable condition; some minor scratches to surface