Barefoot (Shona sculpture by Sampson Kuvenguhwa)

In Zimbabwean culture, going barefoot is a sign of respect, humility, and simplicity. It is a custom that has been passed down through generations, and still holds strong to this day. Sampson Kuvenguhwa, a renowned Zimbabwean sculptor, has captured the essence of this cultural norm in a stunning shona stone sculpture. The piece features a bare foot, intricately carved out of green and brown verdite stone.

Barefoot green background

Sampson Kuvenguhwa is known for his unique Mapiti style, which showcases his attention to detail and the use of different colors and textures of stone to create depth and beauty in his sculptures. In this piece, he has used his expertise to capture the simplicity and elegance of a bare foot. The curves and lines of the foot are expertly crafted, showing the skill and precision of the artist.

The use of green and brown verdite stone adds to the overall impact of the sculpture, as it creates a striking contrast between the colors. The green and brown hues of the stone add to the natural and earthy feel of the piece, which is fitting for a sculpture that celebrates a cultural custom that is closely tied to nature.

Overall, Sampson Kuvenguhwa's shona stone sculpture of a bare foot is a stunning representation of his works of art. It is a beautiful piece that showcases the skill and talent of one of Zimbabwe's most celebrated sculptors.

Showing respect in Zimbabwe

Sculpted by Sampson Kuvenguhwa - Sam Kuve. Stands about 50cm. 

Barefoot nature

Green Verdite stone sculpture. Click here to learn about the stones used in Zimbabwe by sculptors.