"The Kiss" by David Chitaunika

Title: "The Kiss"

Material: Springstone

Artist: David Chitaunika

Country: Zimbabwe

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.

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