Kunstenaar: Colleen Madamombe (1964-2009)
(herkomst aangekocht van de kunstenaar)
Titel: naar de markt
materiaal: springstone (graniet)
Herkomst: Aangekocht bij de kunstenares in Harare — Internationally-acclaimed fema-le sculptor Colleen Madamombe has died. She died on May 31 and was laid to rest at her rural home in Zvimba last Tuesday. Madamombe who died at the age 45 started carving a series of women's works in various activities, states of mind and explored all manner of traditional and academic subject matter through this simple form. Her short stout woman figure quickly became the most attractive symbol of womanhood in Zimbabwe representing the strong matriarchal figure that is active, involved, and hardworking a yet able to discharge all her traditional duties as expected. The figure became her strong brand. It was even adopted by the Zimbabwean International Film Festival for Women as the trophy award for all winning entrants.