Created By: Tammy Rea
Artist: Simon Chidharara
About: Simon has this to say about his sculpture: “The musical instrument in this sculpture has a natural bond and connection to human life. Music entertains and educates us and speaks a universal language. The dolomite lines represent the lyrics accompanying the music from the guitar. The lady is listening to the inspiring lyrics and music and it gives her happiness and peace. Music can do that.”
The sculpture comes to the Sculpture Forest courtesy of the ZimArt Rice Lake Gallery which represents over 50 artists from Zimbabwe and thanks to a donation from John and Thea Patterson who have a close connection with Africa.
Simon found this particular piece of springstone in a quarry up a mountain side. He and a crew of men careful carried it down the mountain so that the stone face would not be damaged. The shape had immediately spoken to him and he had the image for his sculpture. Simon has been the artist in residence twice over the past 10 years at ZimArt and was present for the installation of the sculpture.
Materials: Springstone, dolomite, wax, found metal
This point of interest is part of the tour: DysART Trail