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Looking into the Wind

 

Nicholas Mukomberanwa and Son

 

The acclaimed African artist Mukomberanwa credited his childhood spent in a rural environment "surrounded by mountains and rivers with places full of trees" as the fundamental influence on his work. His work is characterized by sharp lines and hard planes used with confidence alongside sweeping curves and deeply etched surfaces. Springstone is a type of serpentine found in Zimbabwe.

 

For the Young (and Young at Heart)

Look into the wind. How might the wind "carve" shapes into you? What would the shapes look like? Do you see these shapes in this work?


 

 Looking into the Wind

Nicholas Mukomberanwa and Son, Zimbabwe, Looking into the Wind, 2002; Springstone.