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Stone Artists Celebrate Life in the Midst of Struggle

Verdite stone sculpture titled Boy Dreaming by one of Zimbabwean stone artists, Sylvester Mubayi

The Republic of Zimbabwe is a country blessed with an abundance of natural resources, yet it is one of the poorest countries in Africa. The vast majority (95%) of Zimbabweans are unemployed or underemployed and living below the poverty line. HIV/AIDS is still a serious problem, with approximately ten percent[…]

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Fran Fearnley’s Secret Creative Goal

Portrait of Fran Fearnley curator of ZimArt with one of the sculptures

Fran Fearnley is the owner and curator of ZimArt, a gorgeous outdoor gallery of Zimbabwean stone sculpture. Walter Mariga, whose video appears on this site, exhibits at Fran’s gallery. Here are Fran’s answers to many of the 25 Not-too-Scary Life Questions Worth Asking Yourself.  What is the best compliment you[…]

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Why Walter Sculpts Women

Zimbabwean Shona sculpture of woman, hands in hair suggesting freedom, made by Walter Mariga

Walter Mariga is a master stone sculpture from Zimbabwe. In this one minute video, Walter explains why all of his sculptures are of women and you see a few of his more recent works. A transcript of the video follows.   Karen: Walter, many artists—and I think you’re no exception[…]

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