Samuel Tichafa Masakwa - African (Shona)

Bird, 2004
Sculpture, Opal serpentine
31.50 x 12 x 11 in
SKU: 11526g
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'Bird' is an original opal serpentine sculpture by the Zimbabwean artist Samuel Tichafa Masakwa. Trained in the Shona stone carving tradition, the artists here presents an elegantly abstracted water fowl: above the egg-shaped form of the body, the bird's long neck curls outward forming a loop. 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.

opal serpentine stone
31.5 x 12 x 11 inches
not signed
140 lbs