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This piece was designed by Itai Chazan. For the design, Itai uses a dremmel tool (as shown in video). He works mainly with artists Bywell Sango and Douglas Goshomi on his projects. The tools they use are a combination of punches. chisels, rasps (files), discs, and grinders.
The black areas are only polished with floor wax, which is done after sanding to get the texture smooth. Each grit of sandpaper, from the roughest to the finest, is used until the stone is super smooth. The piece is then washed, heated with a fire, or blow torch, and then, when hot, the floor wax is applied, usually with a brush. Since the stone is hot, the wax melts into the stone, and then when it cools down, the polished area is buffed out with a cloth, bringing it to a shine. On the natural, textured face of the stone, if you see black/gray lines, the polishing method previously explained was used only in those areas.
Because each piece is created by hand, and the coloration in each stone is different, the sculpture you are looking at is exactly the one you will receive. Please keep in mind that because these are natural stones, there are always flaws and imperfections. We have taken the clearest photos possible to show everything, but we believe that is also the beauty of these sculptures, that they were not produced in a factory, but rather by actual people, using natural stones quarried in the hills and mountains of Zimbabwe.