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Product ID: 181195

Modern Serpentine Gemstone Sculpture, "Forest Whisper"

byCesar Gonzales: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (439)
Golden veins swirl seductively through the green mystique of serpentine. César... more

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Golden veins swirl seductively through the green mystique of serpentine. César Gonzáles showcases its fascinating colors in a burnished sphere. Inspiring respect for the elderly, serpentine is linked with longevity, retrieval of ancient wisdom and remembrance of past lives. Its mysterious beauty is presented on a black onyx base.

  • 1.43 kgs
  • 3.2 lbs
  • 8.5 cm H x 8.5 cm Diam.
  • 3.3" H x 3.3" Diam.
  • Stand/base: 5 cm L x 5 cm W
  • Stand/base: 2" L x 2" W

  • Serpentine, onyx base
  • Display stand included
  • Natural stone - some variations in color and/or pattern are to be expected
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andesicon info
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439

From Norman, OK USA

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06/17/2016

"Incredible sphere"

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This stone sphere is so lovely and substantial. I am so pleased to add it to my collection. I love the smoothness and the beauty of the stone.

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  • It has been added to my collection--which I enjoy showing and I also enjoy touching to smooth, cool, beautiful stone

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Forest Whisper, Modern Serpentine Gemstone Sculpture

From Oakland / CA / USA

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07/31/2018

"The world is a forest instead of an ocean!"

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This sphere makes me wonder if, this is what the world would look like, if it were covered in trees instead of water.

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Forest Whisper, Modern Serpentine Gemstone Sculpture

JBL

From Asheville, NC

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05/04/2018

"Forest Whisper stone sculpture"

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One of the best large sphere/orb sculptures I have purchased in a while. The fact it comes with a 2x2 onyx stand makes this an amazing deal as well. This is such a good piece I had to order many of them. The serpentine C?sar chose for these is so beautiful.

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Forest Whisper, Modern Serpentine Gemstone Sculpture

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06/16/2016

"Color gorgeous"

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Nice

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Forest Whisper, Modern Serpentine Gemstone Sculpture

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08/04/2020

"Eye catching work of art."

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I have this beauty on display in my office and everyone that sees it, remarks: I love this sculpture! They cant help themselves, they have to pick it up and caress it!! Cesar Gonzales is a truly talented artist!!

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08/02/2020

"Birthday Gift"

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The recipient absolutely loved this gemstone pyramid sculpture! The colors are spectacular. The piece is very smooth and well made! Will definitely purchase similar pieces in the future.

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Novica sales account for most of Cesar's income. It enables him to provide for his family, educate his children, take care of his health and provide full-time employment for other artisans. He is very grateful that his workshop has grown with Novica and for the security it has brought to his life.

"I learned to carve stone from a friend. In turn, I have taught my son and many of my workers the art of stone carving. When one of my artisans leaves to start a workshop of their own, I feel great pride. It means that the stone art of Peru will live on. Stone carving records the history of Peru and the Andes. Even though we now use machinery to bring our hand drawings to life... the stories the stones tell and the motifs we incorporate have been with us since pre-Inca times."

This artist is working with some sort of disability ranging from mental or physical and includes conditions such as being handicapped physically, or perhaps having a condition such as autism. This is also awarded to artists that employ other artists with disabilities.

Cesar's workshop is well-respected in his community. He is able to give full-time employment to his workers. He credits the steady income and recognition that Novica sales give him with the stability and determination that enable him to continue to grow his workshop.

Cesar Gonzales has received 5 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $500 and the most recent for $2050. Proceeds were used to buy stones and other raw materials he needs to increase production.

Cesar is constantly teaching and employing younger workers who are eager to learn from a master craftsman. Today he gives work to people who are the sole support of their families.

This artist striving to supporting their own or their family's basic needs and improve their livelihood.

 
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