Happy times

This abstract is a wonderful study of the expression of personal feelings.

In this abstract, Washington shows the memories of the happy times and the spirit of joy is still present showing that uplifting emotions still exist.

About The Artist

washington matafi

Washington Matafi was born on the 22nd  of July 1981 in rural Wedza. He started Stone carving with a well known third generation artist Elvis Mamvura in the year 2000. He started as an assistant, polishing and finishing Mamvura’s work. After six months of learning he quickly developed his own style which differs to any other artists. His work was begin to attract attention and he began to sell sculptures. In 2002 Matafi started to take his peaces to Chitungwize arts center and in 2003 he joined the center. He could work bigger pieces and his cousin keep encouraging him to experiment and be creative. Matafi introduces his work of knots (rops) and twisting wires into into sculpture. In January 2006 Washington was one of the finalist of the Young sculpture award 2006.
His works are found and exhibited in many galleries local and international (USA, Holland, and Germany). On September 22nd he won the first price for the exhibition entitled creativity and originality sculptor award 2006.

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Height: 33.00 cm
Width: 20.50 cm
Length: 24.50 cm
Weight: 9.00 kg


  • stone
  • abstract
  • opal stone