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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.

Stages Of Love by Eckel Nyamhondoro

Stone: Brown Serpentine

Dimensions: 34 x 13 x 6 inches

The sculpture is inspired by the love of a couple at different stages of their journey together, from the day they meet, through having children and their happily ever after.

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 Sec ond Agio International Symposium 2005, the African Millennium Foundation Travelling Exhibition 2006, and the Kirstin Dihl competition. His international endeavors include representing Zimbabwe Art in Canada since 2001, German 2008 where he ran workshops teaching children from the ages of eight years to fifteen years of age. His work has been on galleries and collections in the USA, Europe Asia and Africa.

ABOUT THE STONE FROM ZIMBABWE

Only skilled sculptors are able to work with the stone due its hardness.

Every sculpture is made from natural stone and varies slightly due to the nature of the stone and the natural grain which is part of the stone. Some stones will contain inclusions, pits, or fissures because of their 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 signify the authenticity of the product. Only skilled sculptors can work with the stone due to its hardness. The stone can withstands harsh weather conditions and can be placed in a natural environment, for example a garden.

WHAT ARE SHONA SCULPTURES?

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