African Elephant with Baby
The bond between mother baby is inseparable in both human and animal nature. The mother gives unconditional love to the baby. The time they spend together and the protection it gives to the baby has inspired the artist to express the theme in stone .
This piece is carved from savanna marble /butter-jade . The Sculpture piece measures 76cm in length
25cm width weight +_70kg
ABOUT THE ARTIST - Michael Moyowachena
Michael Moyowachena was born on the 16th of December 1974.His artistic skills started at a tender age of 6 when he molded stunning moulds out of clay . By the time he completed high school he was already a master of sculptures , as he joined a group of sculptors in the neighborhood in Zimbabwe . He is now based in South Africa where he stays with his wife and 2 children
HOW SCULPTURES ARE MADE
Most of Michael's sculptures are made from hard , semi-precious rocks like savanna marble /butter-jade , verdite , Africa stone etc . He uses hand tools like hammer and chisel to make the outline of whatever artefact he works on . He pays particular attention to proportion and detail, that makes him a darling with art collectors from all over the world . His work has been exhibited in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the States
When a sculpture is in shape , electric tools are used such as die grinders and tungsten carbide burrs as the rocks are to hard to work on using hand tools.
When all the carving is done , sand papers and water are used starting from a coarse grit to the finest grit . Heat is then applied to the sculptures so that it absorbs the clear floor polish wax, then the natural color of the stone come out with a shiny glean as a result of continuous polishing .
For viewing visit ; 167 Highlands Rd , Kensington 2094 , Johannesburg , South Africa
Call Fainess on +2711616 6242
Or Cell Fainess , +27734358519 or Michael on +27710073810
Method of payment , bank transfer to Michael Moyowachena , FNB , Account number 62354011349, Swift code FIRNZAJJ, Branch code for my bank 253105
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