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: Green Opal
Dimensions: 27 x 8 x 8 inches
Celestino Mukavhi was born in 1972 in the Bikita District of Zimbabwe. He is the youngest in a family of nine. In 1989, with both parents now deceased, and no education or training Celestino, came to the capital city of Harare in search of employment.With nowhere to stay, his home became the streets of Harare. There, one morning, his life took a different trajectory when Boira Muteki, a renowned on his way to Chapungu Sculpture Park spotted this boy sleeping on the streets and invited him to join him in the carving stones and making sculptures. For six months, Celestino learnt the basics of stone carving under the guidance of Boira Mteki.He also worked with Agnes Nyanhongo, Arthur Fata, Cosmos Muchenje and Garison Machinjili, all established and respected artists.After having attained enough confidence to explore his own style, he worked independently for a year and then in 1993 he joined Chapungu Artists Residence Program.
He has his own unique style and his torsos are increasingly sought after.
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.