Shona Magic –  sculptures from Zimbabwe

The second in a series of two

The work of the Shona sculptors has been a revelation to me.  Consistently, they have delivered memorable forms in a wide range of themes.

There is fertility, support for AIDS victims, motherhood.  There is blindness, romantic love, images of surrealism.

Some images speak of anguish, some, of sadness.  Some are angry.

Very little of this work is design for design’s sake.  But, as one writer said, they don’t leave nature as they found it.  Some images have a dream-like quality.

I have one regret and that is that I did not, at the time, attach the names of artists to their works.  But I honour them still, whoever they may be.

© Will van der Walt

Les Semboules, Antibes

February, 2018


Wikipedia: Sculpture from Zimbabwe


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