The Humble Lady
August 10, 2018
This is another that was a part of the ZimSculpt exhibit at the Dallas Arboretum. The beautiful statues were all created by Zimbabwean artists. Walter Mariga is the artist and the medium is Springstone. I did not know what Springstone was, so I Googled it and it says, "The majority of stones used in Zimbabwean sculpture are locally sourced and belong to the geological family of Serpentine. They are sedimentary, having originally been laid down on a sandy sea floor and metamorphic, since subsequent exposure to intense heat and pressure over hundreds of millions of years has transformed them into hard stone. Serpentines are rich in iron, so when the stone weathers it turns a rust colour. Serious sculptors prefer the hardest varieties such as Springstone. Dense stones have extremely fine grains and uniform structure, making them ideal raw materials for sculpting."
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Have a colorful day today my friends.
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