Happy Memories

Eckel Nyamhondoro

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Happy Memories by Eckel Nyamhondoro

Shona Stone Sculpture

Stone: Brown Serpentine
Dimensions: 13 x 10 x 5 inches

The sculpture is inspired by a couple who struggled to have children for a long time. Painful memories have evolved into sweet reminiscing as they remember holding their precious child in their arms for the first time.

ECKEL NYAMHONDORO

Born in 1972 in the Guruve District of Zimbabwe, a region with a strong sculpture tradition. At the age of twenty, Eckel joined his cousin Enos Chengo at his sculpting studio and stayed there for four years. It is during this time that he decided to devote his life to art. He later joined the Tengenenge Art Community where he was an active member for eight years.

Eckel draws on Tribal mythology for inspiration and his pieces are of a spiritual contemplative nature. A hall mark of his work is the elaborate detailing of many of his sculptures with intricate chiseling art work. His notable group exhibitions include Museum of Modern Art in San Diego in (1997), the Second Agio International Symposium (2005), the African Millennium Foundation Travelling Exhibition (2006), and the

ABOUT THE STONE:

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.

SHIPPING:

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Where the Stone is Found

The typical Shona stone is an abundant material in Zimbabwe, with much of the stone coming from the counties “Great Dyke”. This geological formation which stretches along Lake Kariba on Zimbabwe's southern border with Zambia contains some 375 minerals plus fossils dating back 500 million years ago

Shona sculptures come in many shapes and sizes, as they are usually carved from pieces of stone that vary considerably. The stones most often used in Shona sculpture are sandstone, serpentine and granite.

How The Sculptures Are Created