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Tessa Tilden-Smith looks on at stone creations as a piece in the foreground called Basking Mermaid is seen. The stone is a Nyanga Fruit Serpentine by Abel Mukuvise. Patrons toured the gardens as two Zimbabwean sculptors were on hand creating from raw materials Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 at the Naples Botanical Garden. ZimSculpt, a traveling exhibit, features several dozen pieces of the finest in Zimbabwean rock sculpture worldwide. The exhibit is on display until March 24. 'I'm drawn to the figurative (art pieces),' Tilden-Smith said. 'You can look at it and tell there's a story.'

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Corey Perrine/Staff Tessa Tilden-Smith looks on at stone creations as a piece in the foreground called Basking Mermaid is seen. The stone is a Nyanga Fruit Serpentine by Abel Mukuvise. Patrons toured the gardens as two Zimbabwean sculptors were on hand creating from raw materials Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 at the Naples Botanical Garden. ZimSculpt, a traveling exhibit, features several dozen pieces of the finest in Zimbabwean rock sculpture worldwide. The exhibit is on display until March 24. "I'm drawn to the figurative (art pieces)," Tilden-Smith said. "You can look at it and tell there's a story."

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