'Women Standing in Line' is an original black serpentine sculpture by the celebrated second generation Shona artist Colleen Madamombe. The sculpture presents characters common to Madamombe's work, of women with round faces and wearing a billowing dresses. In the sculpture, a tall woman stands behind a shorter one, each looking forward and with their hands to their sides. The imagery reminds of Madamombe's larger themes of motherhood and matrilineage, perhaps suggesting a view of a mother and daughter together. 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.
14.5 x 8 x 12 inches
Signed along the base, proper right
Acquired directly from the artist (C-16)