Ants are industrious, patient, proactive and cooperate well as a group for community benefit. The strength of ants in proportion to their size is also legendary. In parts of Africa, ants are considered to be messengers of the gods. As such, people regard ant bites as possessing curative properties.
Artist: Joseph Thomas, painted by Yeukai Tanyara
Made In: Zimbabwe
About the artist:
The Improved Arts Metal Sculpture Project was started in 1986 by five brothers. Having discovered their artistic talents, they founded the group to depict African natural history through metalwork and to make a better living. Old tin cans and other scraps of metal from businesses in the industrial area of Harare are turned into these delightful sculptures by these artists using snips, pliers, and hammers.
Item #: PTI-ANT