KZN artist creates intricate wax sculptures of iconic people

KZN artist creates intricate wax sculptures of iconic people

- A local man, Lungelo Gumede, crafts wax sculptures of well-known figures and the completed works are special

- He has made over 100 sculptures, including of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Nelson Mandela and King Zwelithini

- He hopes to open his own wax museum and teach other budding artists

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Lungelo Gumede is stunning South Africans with his lifelike wax sculptures of well-known figures, particularly his model of the late icon, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. Lungelo plans on opening his own wax museum, which would be a first for the country.

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The talented man from KwaZulu-Natal has over a hundred sculptures of famous figures and hopes to find a building in which to exhibit them. His collection includes wax versions of South African icons, Nelson Mandela and King Goodwill Zwelithini, Briefly.co.za found.

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Lungelo’s passion for art was ignited when he was a young boy. After seeing Madame Tussaud's lovely creations in the US, his love and curiosity for wax sculptors was born. His keen artistic ability earned himself a bursary for Fine Art at the Durban University of Technology.

Lungelo hopes his sculptures will educate as well as entertain. He also teaches other aspiring artists and is hoping to help develop Mzansi’s talent, Daily Sun reported.

Local man makes stunning wax sculptures of influential people

Photo: Facebook/Lungelo Gumede Artist
Source: Facebook

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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