In 1998 I was blessed to travel to Zimbabwe, Africa with a friend and some fellow artists. He said when we got there we could stay with his artist-friend. I imagined couch surfing with some struggling artists. Instead, his friend was the late Nikolas Mukomberanwa, who, at the time, was already a master sculptor and an elder statesman of Zimbabwean art. I stayed on his farm for close to six months learning the art of stone carving from Baba Nikolas and his family.
The work pictured here represents what I produced upon my return to the States and in the years since. I learned that although I was taught by the Shona artist my approach and experiences lead me to different end results.
Sexual Healing 2004
Hand to the Heavens 2003
Laura's Bird 2010
Love Stone 2004