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Respected Elder - Messenger of Wisdom

In this piece Caspar has explored and detailed the older and much respected African  man in traditional garment.
His people regard him as a father figure  and the spiritual symbol of their tribe.

The detailing is exceptionally fine and elegant, showing the pride of  African people

About The Artist

casper darare

Casper Darare was South African of Shona descent. At the early age he developed a keen interest in stone carving and was nine years old when he began working as a washer and polisher for a local carver, a traditional way to introduce young artists to the feel and touch of stone artwork.

On leaving school Casper worked and studied under the renowned mute Shona sculptor, Shadu Chatsamer, and quickly establishing himself as one of Southern Africa’s best known representational sculptors. Working originally in Verdite, Casper became the first sculptor to use Africastone. Casper’s strength was in his amazing ability to create human figures of great expression, sensibility, mood and beauty. He had a truly unique talent.

Since the early 1970’s Casper’s work has been exhibited in major Southern African Galleries and he has collected an award as South Africa’s best sculptor. Foreign exhibitions include USA, Holland, The United Kingdom and Singapore. Casper’s work is recognised and sought after worldwide by collectors. Queen Elizabeth’s collection includes two of his pieces.

Sadly Casper passed away in June 2001 after a short illness.

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Details

Height: 48.00 cm
Width: 24.00 cm
Length: 28.00 cm
Weight: 44.00 kg

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