This is a great sculpture. Made of an African hardwood it was sculpted in 2003 by Shepherd Ndudzo in Botswana. it depicts a kneeling person leaning forward with their hands behind their head with a smaller figure also kneeling opposite the larger figure but leaning backwards. The smaller figure floats the two figures being joined by metal pegs through their knees. We bought this sculpture at an exhibition of Shepherd's work in Gaborone Botswana in 2003 when we were living and working in Botswana.
Weight: 20lbs - 9071.8gms
Length: 41.34ins - 105cms
Height: 13.78ins - 35cms
Width: 8.27ins - 21cms
Shepherd Ndudzo was born in Rusape, Zimbabwe in 1978, and currently lives and works in Botswana as a sculptor. Ndudzo learned sculpting from his father Barnabas Ndudzo also a renowned sculptor and attended a one year course in Fine Arts at the University of Unisa, Tshwane. Presently he works from his studio in Gaborone Botswana.. He works predominantly in wood often combining that with stone & metal.
Shepherd participates regularly in exhibitions and workshops, nationally and internationally.
He had a residency in New York at the Art Omi Workshop.
He has also travelled to Zambia (Insaka Inter Artists Workshop), Johannesburg, South Africa (Art and Media Workshop), Kenya (Wasani inter Artists Workshop), as well as Taiwan (Hua Lien Inter Artists Workshop).
His awards include:-
3rd prize at the Fuzhou Sculpture Symposium in China;
Outstanding piece at the Beijing Biennale 2012;
Honorary Certificate Chang Chun China.
He has had solo and group exhibitions locally and internationally including Cape Town, America, Finland, China & Germany
A large sculpture by Shepherd stands on Main & Commissioner Street Johannesburg that was commissioned by the Johannesburg Development Agency as part of the upgrade of that area.
His work is in corporate and private collections.
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