African artists have, over the years, had to overcome incredible hardships – including war and poverty – to survive, create and sell their work. This is especially true of those artists based in Zimbabwe, formerly known as Rhodesia.
Zimbabwe is a beautiful and diverse country. Its name means “Houses of Stone”, which is apt considering that the country boasts many internationally-renowned sculptors.
For sculptors, it is a land that enjoys rich natural resources, such as stone that can be transformed, under the hands of creative geniuses, into sculptures that are beautiful, immense and potent in their meaning and heritage.
This beautiful full-color coffee-table book celebrates Zimbabwe Stone Sculpture – those who create it and those who honour it.
Join author Stuart Danks, founder of Stone Dynamics Gallery in 1986, on a journey through the fascinating history of this unique art form and its relevance today.
- Learn about the process whereby a piece of stone is manually mined with great labour and then transported great distances to be skillfully and lovingly carved into a magnificent piece of art.
- Find out about the various types of stone that the artists use to express themselves.
- Discover the influence African art has had on Western art.
- Read about the artists who create the sculpture that continues to fascinate the world, and view some of their memorable pieces.
- Pore over the superb photography that gives insight into the resplendent art form that is Zimbabwe Stone Sculpture.