'Playing Sisters' is an original black serpentine sculpture by the celebrated second generation Shona artist Colleen Madamombe. The sculpture presents a character common to Madamombe's work, of a woman with a round face and wearing a billowing, layered dress. In the sculpture, two young women stand one behind the other, each looking forward and with their hands playfully intertwined. The imagery reminds of Madamombe's larger themes of womanhood, sisterhood, and matrilineage. As is so desired of her work, this sculpture is a play in texture: their faces and hands are polished and smooth, which is juxtaposed with the rough-hewn surfaces of the clothing and hair.
13 x 9 x 14 inches
Signed along the base on the reverse
Acquired directly from the artist (C-18)