Singing drummer and his wife (Shona sculpture by Sampson Kuvenguhwa)

Sampson Kuvenguhwa, a talented Shona stone sculptor known for his Mapiti style, has created a beautiful shona stone sculpture that pays tribute to the importance of singing in the Shona culture.

The sculpture depicts a person in a singing pose, with their mouth open and their eyes closed in deep concentration. The lines and curves of the stone are expertly crafted, creating a sense of movement and flow that is both captivating and inspiring.

As with many of his other Shona sculptures, Sam Kuve's work is deeply rooted in his cultural heritage. The rich history and traditions of the Shona people are reflected in his art, which is both authentic and inspiring.

The use of stone in this sculpture adds a depth and texture that is both beautiful and unique. Sampson Kuvenguhwa's attention to detail is evident in the subtle nuances of the stone, which create a sense of depth and movement that draws the viewer in.

If you appreciate the beauty and significance of Shona sculptures, then you'll love Sam's work. His pieces are truly works of art, capturing the spirit and culture of Zimbabwe in a way that is both authentic and inspiring.


The importance and influence of singing in Shona Culture

A small sculpture standing about 20 cm. Sculpted by Sampson Kuvenguhwa - Sam Kuve

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