A stunning African stone sculpture by artist Ernest Chiwaridzo
About The artist:
Ernest was born on 12 July 1954 in the Chiweshe district of Mazowe, just North of Harare. He has been sculpting full time since 1979 and prefers using stone as a medium.
Ernest’s work is very distinctive, with exceptionally clean, economical forms and lines being his trademark. In the last few years, his work has risen to new heights of originality and maturity.
His work has been displayed in Cannes, Barcelona, Auckland, Zurich and Yorkshire.
ABOUT VERDITE- PRIZED FOR IT'S VIVID COLOR AND STUNNING BEAUTY, THIS RARE SEMI-PRECIOUS STONE OF AFRICA IS NOW FOUND ONLY IN ZIMBABWE. LACED WITH DEEP ROSE COLORED STONE CALLED CORUNDUM (RUBY), VERDITE'S HARDNESS RIVALS RUGGED RUBY
THE SHONA CALL VERDITE "AFRICAS GREEN GOLD" AND CONSIDER IT A HEALING STONE. FOR OVER A MILLENIUM IT HAS BEEN SOUGHT OUT BY THE NGANGAS OR SHAMAN OF ZIMBABWE.