Artist: SHEPHARD MUVIRIMI
Stone Reference: -AM
The heart of Africa can be found in our stone sculptures.
HAND CRAFTED STONE SCULPTURE BY SHONA ARTISTS.
When you buy a Moyo piece, you are not just buying stone, but your own piece of history, a piece of modern contemporary art with an African flair.
Shona Stone Sculpture
Type of Stone: Spring Stone
Stone Dimensions: 21 x 10 x 5 inches
shepherd was born in Harare in 1978. Shepherd is a full -time sculptor specializing in fine art. He is a founder member of Seke North Arts and Craft Centre and an active member of Matombo Gallery in Victoria falls. He works from his Chitungwiza Studio and has running projects with Agio Gallery.His work is exhibited at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe and is a beneficiary of the Culture Fund of Zimbabwe Trust. As a person living with disability, (amputated left hand in 2011), he produces excellent artworks and pieces using a single hand. A father of two, Murimi’s passion for art is easily evident as his disability did not inhibit him from producing excellent quality work. He resumed curving using a single hand in2016 after taking a 5-year break.Shepherd was awarded second prize in the Disabled category of the Brock Awards, 2017 hosted by Artistic Africa.
Every sculpture is made from natural stone and varies slightly due to the nature of the stone and natural grain which is part of the stone. Some stones will contain inclusions, pits, or fissures as a result of its geological formation. The natural recurring iron/seaweed strata lines in the stone give the stone its character and makes it unique.
Natural lines are colorful lines formed within the stone. These are not flaws, but rather signifies the authenticity of the product. Only skilled sculptors are able to work with the stone due its hardness. The stone can withstands harsh weather conditions and can be placed in a natural environment.
NOTE: Typically your sculpture will ship within 2-3 days after you've placed your order.