Hand-carved from a single piece of Kisii soapstone by African artisans, this large puffy heart is a substantial piece. Hand painted red and then artfully carved and painted with the beautiful acacia tree. This heart is 2x the size of others in the collections - beautiful on a table, in a bowl, on a desk or on a shelf/
Story Behind the Art:
Each sculpture is artfully hand-carved from a single piece of Kisii soapstone, found only in the hills of southwestern Kenya. Mining the soapstone from surface hills is a labor-intensive process, using little to no machinery. Laborers works with shovels, picks, axes and machetes to carve out large soapstone chucks, which are then carved into beautiful art. ?