Chemedu Jemali- African (Shona)

Special Catch, 2003
Sculpture, Green serpentine
31 x 13.50 x 10 in
SKU: 11441g
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'Special Catch' is an original sculpture signed by the Zimbabwean artist Chemedu Jemali. The sculpture presents the head and torso of a figure clutching to a fish, each highly abstracted in Jemali's signature style: The figure's head leans to one side, eyes closed. Like rippling sound waves, ridges cover half the figures face and hair, each ridge undulating and glistening with a polished surface. This rippling emphasizes the theme of water from which the fish was caught, and likewise the fish's fins and tail are punctuated by staccato lines. As the viewer walks around the sculpture, they can see that Jemali has left parts of the figure rough as the original stone, and some areas unpolished, thus marking this sculpture as a celebration of material and surface. 

green serpentine
46 x 13 x 10.5 inches
112 lbs
Signed "Chemedu Jemali" along base, proper right
Overall excellent condition with no signs of wear