"The Learner" by Jonothan Mhondurohuma
Material: Fruit Serpentine
Dimensions: 7" x 7" x 26"
Artist: Jonathan Mhondurohuma
Jonothan Mhondurohuma was born on Christmas day in
1974 in Mvurwi. In 1989, Jonothan's good friend Square
Chikwanda asked him if he would come to work with him. He
studied there for six months under Chikwanda. He found that
the rural life was not for him, so he decided to move back to
Harare. It was there that he studied with the late Joseph
Ndandarika had a great influence on the work of Mhonduro-
huma, as can be seen in the fluidity of his lines and his
meticulous composition. His works contain aspects of
traditional Zimbabwean sculptures which he uses and adds
his very own distinctive style. His work includes aspects
of classical Zimbabwean sculpture as well as innovative
subjects. Jonathan's sculptures have many familial ties,
and relate very much to his three children, and his wife Faith.
He is one of the major talents of the young Shona sculptors.