Zimbabwe Shona Sculpture

Mike Munyaradzi

Knowlton Collection
Point Pleasant, Pennsylvania USA

17" high
10.5" wide
Springstone Serpentine
$ 650
16.5" high
8" wide
Promising Future
Springstone Serpentine
$ 550
Mike Munyaradzi was born in 1967 as the son of the well known sculptor Henry Munyaradzi at the Tengenge artist's colony in Zimbabwe. His father introduced him in his childhood to the art of stone sculpting. Therefore he was ready at the age of 15 handling all types of tools with great experience. As a young boy Mike remembers preferring to spend time in the company of his father and work on the same pieces Henry would be working on.

The success and fame of his father offered Mike the best available options for education, which is proven by his software diploma (Btech HND) awarded by Manchester Metropolitan University. He also holds a commercial pilots license. Despite these promising qualifications his heart always stayed true to the passion of his Father, saying "The way I sculpt is a combined effort between the stone and myself. The stone presents to me a natural sculpture which I must expose into a form understood by everyone. I learned from Henry that every natural shape of stone is a sculpture in waiting, don't fight with the stone, work together with it and a beautiful sculpture comes out smoothly from the rock".

His work forms part of the collections at Stone Heritage, La Pierre Galleries, Chapungu Sculpture Park in Harare, Sango Art Gallery in Belgium; Gallery Sonda, World Art Foundation; The Hemmingway African Gallery in New York City and the Handelsman Sculpture Park in Chicago.

last update
2 April 2016 ~ 13:24 EST
Knowlton Collection
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