Story of My Life

Stephen Murenza



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This stone sculpture is truly one of a kind and can't be found anywhere else in the world! It's sure to make your friends jealous when they see it on your coffee table or desk at work. You'll never have another chance like this again so don't hesitate! Buy now before someone else does!

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Story of My Life by Stephen Murenza

Shona Stone Sculpture

Type of stone: Spring Stone

Dimensions: 24 x 10 x 5 inches



Born in 1982 in the rural district of Rusape, Zimbabwe, Stephen is one of five brothers who are renowned sculptors in their own right. He started assisting his brothers Julius and Rufaro at the age of 10, learning the art form.

He moved to Chitungwiza in 2000, with the ambition of advancing his skills as a stone sculptor and gain more exposure. His art explores love and human relationships. He moves effortlessly between representational and abstract interpretations, experimenting with texture and form.

Each stone is a sculpture in waiting, the stone tells him what to do.

In 2012, He was featured in 3 exhibitions during his residence with zimArts in Canada, stone Diaries 11 at the Distillery District in Toronto, Shona D’Afrique V111 on the West Island of Montreal and Rice Lake X111 at the Rice lake Gallery.


The HAND CRAFTED STONE SCULPTURE BY SHONA ARTISTS is made from the most beautiful and durable stone. This sculpture will last you a lifetime, and it’s perfect for any space!

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.


It's easy to clean with a soft cloth. To keep a shine on your Shona stone sculpture, gently rub for the gorgeous color of the stone.


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What are Shona Sculptures?

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.


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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