The reason black granite is known as Springstone amongst the Shona artists of Zimbabwe, is because it is such a hard rock, that when your chisel hits the stone, it just springs off!
Sculpted from one piece, we love the two tone effect he creates by leaving some of the stone unpolished.
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 Mhondurohuma, 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.
16 1/2" Height x 12 1/2" Width and a 7" Depth