Wilson Bhire:
Garden figure "Woodpecker"

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Metal | Produced and painted ny hand | Varnished | Format 8 x 10 x 30 cm (W/H/D) | Weight 0,8 kg

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Wilson Bhire: Garden figure "Woodpecker"

Wilson Bhire was born in Zimbabwe. His works are cut, formed and welded from old metal sheets. Today, he is known as one of the most creative metal artists in his native country. The woodpecker, an undeterred worker in the woods, was turned into a sophisticated work of art by Bhire: He is now able to work – silently – in your own garden. Figure made from painted metal. Size 8 x 10 x 30 cm (L/H/D), Weight 0.8 kg.

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