Rangarirai Makunde - African (Shona)
Scratching Bird, 2004
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38.50 x 30.50 x 15 in
'Scratching Bird' is an original serpentine stone sculpture signed by the Zimbabwean artist Rangarirai Makunde. In the sculpture, a long-beaked bird, that might be a shoebill, sits low to the ground. It reaches its head backward to its massive round body to scratch, its neck creating a D-shaped loop with its beak. The sculpture's surface is brought to a beautiful polish, allowing the black of the serpentine to create a glittering depth as immense as the night sky. serpentine 38.5 x 30.5 x 15 inches 300+ lbs signed along base on rear Sculpture will require mounting to a base and cannot stand upright on its own – we can assist with this task; please inquire. Overall excellent condition with no signs of wear.