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Thanksgiving

1989 H: 74cm

'Thanksgiving' depicts a man giving the traditional form of respect to his father in Shona culture. Presenting a pot of home brewed beer, with a calabash spoon resting above it, the son kneels and holding out his hands vertically and claps steadily while  offering praise and greetings.

 

This sculpture can be seen as a self portrait, with the artist emphasising his gratitude for the support he received while developing his career that had come to fruition with his success the previous year in the national Zimbabwe Heritage exhibition.

Paul Machowani - 'Thanksgiving' 3 Paul Machowani - 'Thanksgiving' 6 Paul Machowani - 'Thanksgiving' 2