"Contended" by Forrich Takavada
Dimensions: 13'' x 10.5'' x 4.5''
Artist: Forrich Takavada
"House of Stone" is the literal translation
for Zimbabwe, home to some of the world's
most praised stone sculptors, the Shona.
The inspiration for these majestic stone
sculptures often comes from tribal myth and
legend, & spiritual communion with the stone
itself. This extraordinary art form has
emerged within the last 50 years. Shona
sculpture has earned such an outstanding
reputation that some of the artists are now
recognized as the world's best. They also
represent a modern link with an ancient
past. Creative & artistic genius has found
expression in these stone carvings from
Zimbabwe. Each carver is guided by the
resources of his own imagination, using
only basic hand tools & no formal art
training. The stone sculptures are carved
from a variety of local rocks such as
serpentine, springstone, African jade and a
host of other stones.