Patiently Waiting (Shona sculpture by Sampson Kuvenguhwa)

Transportation is often a challenge for people in Zimbabwe, and this is a common theme in the work of Sampson Kuvenguhwa, a Shona artist known for his use of the Mapiti style. The Mapiti style is characterized by intricate and abstract designs, and can be used to represent a wide range of subjects and emotions.

Sam Kuve's sculptured here a lady waiting by the wayside for transport to her destination. The woman's basket or bucket on her head is a common sight in Zimbabwe, where it is customary for people, especially women, to carry heavy loads on their heads as a means of transportation.

Overall, Kuvenguhwa's sculpture is a reflection of everyday life experiences and challenges in Zimbabwe, rendered in his unique Mapiti style. The sculpture captures the physical and emotional aspects of the subject, and serves as a reminder of the need for empathy and understanding in our relationships with others, especially those who face significant challenges in their daily lives.

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Sculpted by Sampson Kuvenguhwa - Sam Kuve.  Stands about 25cm high.