Title: "The Kiss"
Artist: David Chitaunika
Dimensions: 21" height x 5" width x 11" depth
"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.