Medium: One of a Kind Hand Carved Spring Stone Dimensions (in): 6" x 4" x 20" Dimensions (cm): 15.24 x 10.16 x 50.8 Region: Zimbabwe Artist: John Type Approximate Age: 30 years (1990) Availability: In Stock Item Number: S028 Condition: Excellent Certificate of Authenticity Provided
John Type prefers to sculpt in abstract form and captures the grace and movement of each subject. Each piece tells a story, stemming from experience and inspiration in his surrounding environment. Type believes he is gifted by God to create such art forms, as he is the only one in his family in the trade. He has an ability to use the natural and spiritual elements of stone to create works that are incredibly expressive, specifically of movement and formation. The majority of Type's works are in private collections around the world, including Germany, Canada, Belgium, Holland, the US, and the UK.
What is Shona? The best of Zimbabwe stone sculpture combines the splendor and solidity of the stone medium with imagery drawn from reality and abstracted into symbolic form. Figures and features that are reminiscent of, yet not quite like, animal, and human forms suggest the creatures and mythological beings that inhabit the realms of the religions and folklore of the Zimbabwean people.
Heritage York's Shona Gallery was the first gallery that brought Shona art to the United States.
Why Shona? · Suitable for indoor and outdoor environments (i.e. garden, terrace) · Durable and will not dull or erode · One of a kind pieces · Marked with artist’s signatures · Hand carved in Zimbabwe
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