Sun Bird Vase
The sunbird is associated with transformation. They symbolize light and energy, drawing from the solar elements for which they were named. Similarly, proteas are symbolically associated with change, overcoming obstacles, energy, and finding courage within oneself. These are characteristics we all need at a time of despair and uncertainty.
It is interesting that Qiniso Mungwe has chosen to bring this flower and bird together, subconsciously in a totem-like tower of proteas with two back-to-back sunbirds, wings spread wide as if about to take to flight.
Each protea petal is brought to life by Wiseman Ndlovu’s masterful brushwork, and every sunbird's feathers are lovingly painted with a 00 brush. Wiseman has chosen a pastel palette creating a delicate but powerful work of art.
Made by Qiniso Mungwe and painted by Wiseman Ndlovu
Dimensions: 15cm H; 18cm L; 13cm W