Type of Stone: Green Opal
Dimensions: 30 x 9 x 8 inches
Givemore was born in 1982 in the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe. At the age of 16, inspired by his brothers, he made his own tools and started making his own pieces. He was later trained by renowned artists, Gideon and Agnes Nyanhongo. His pieces, which reflect religion, culture, and a deeper meaning to our modern life, have been exhibited internationally. >
The most dedicated of artists display a high degree of integrity, never copying and still working entirely by hand, with spontaneity and a confidence in their skills, unrestricted by externally imposed ideas of what their "art" should be. Now, over fifty years on from the first tentative steps towards a new sculptural tradition, many Zimbabwean artists make their living from full-time sculpting and the very best can stand comparison with contemporary sculptors anywhere else.
The sculpture they produce speaks of fundamental human experiences - experiences such as grief, elation, humor, anxiety, and spiritual search - and has always managed to communicate these in a profoundly simple and direct way that is both rare and extremely refreshing.
The artist 'works' together with his stone, and it is believed that 'nothing which exists naturally is inanimate' - it has a spirit and life of its own. One is always aware of the stone's contribution in the finished sculpture and it is indeed fortunate that in Zimbabwe a magnificent range of stones are available from which to choose: hard black springstone, richly colored serpentine and soapstones, firm grey limestone and semi-precious Verdite and Lepidolite.Read More