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Pregnant Sisters

1995 Ht: 143cm

Pregnant Sisters was made at the invitation of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Harare for the Zimbabwe Heritage in 1995 (not in competition) and was displayed in the foyer during that show. It is a very rare example of his semi-figurative work.


Contrasting the industrial material employed, the sculpture has a grace, humour and motion generated from the balance and positioning of the bodies.


The sculpture was made immediately following a visit to the scrapyard with Voti Thebe where Adam found a broken axle which he immediately visualised and transformed through his detailed knowledge of anatomy  to become these chirpy playful young women as they walk together.

Adam Madebe - 'Pregnant Sisters' 1 Adam Madebe - 'Pregnant Sisters' 3