Medium: One of a Kind Hand Carved Spring Stone Dimensions: Height: 2.1 feet/25 inches, 64 centimeters Length: 4.5 inches, 11 centimeters Width: 2.5 inches, 6 centimeters Region: Zimbabwe, Southern Africa Artist: Denny Kanyemba Approximate Age: 31 years (1990) Availability: In Stock, Available to Ship Immediately Item Number: S039 Collection: Stone Sculptures Tear Sheet: Available Upon Request Provenance Report: "Gentle Lady" Condition: Excellent; Not previously owned; Undamaged Sourcing: Fair Trade Certificate of Authenticity Provided
Denny Kanyemba was born in Harare on July 24th, 1973. He started his career as a sculptor in 1987, while still in school. In his early days, Denny drew a lot of inspiration from great sculptors like Nesbit Mukomberanwa and Moses Masaya. His dedication to Shona Cultural Heritage and imagination has made his work of high demand and quality, earning the respect of senior artists, galleries, and art collectors. In Zimbabwe, young Denny has hosted many exhibitions, both solo and group. “I like the idea that people appreciate my work and respect it too. They often show it besides Zimbabwe’s great sculptors. I love it.”
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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