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Spirits Rising - Artist Chemedu Jemail

Spirits Rising - Artist Chemedu Jemail

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African stone sculpture from Zimbabwe is often called Shona sculpture, named after the largest tribe engaged in sculpting. Zimbabwe – derived from the Shona word dzimbadzamabwe which means ‘house of stone’ – is the only country on the African continent that has large deposits of stone suitable for sculpting.

BORN:
1971

LIVES:
Shamva, Zimbabwe

PARENTS:
Chemedu’s family is originally from Malawi, and their totem is of the Miranzi (mouse)

EDUCATION:
Educated from primary school through to completion of high school.

CAREER:
Chemedu began carving in the early 1990’s, inspired by his brother, Chituwas success. He worked as an apprentice for him, and began carving in stone, Springstone, cobalt and lemon opal.

MEDIUMS USED IN WORK:
Local hard stone

SUBJECTS OF WORK:
abstract figures, including birds and busts.

Artist - Chemedu Jemail

Stone -  Springstone

Dimensions - 29" H x 8" W x 5" D

Approximate Weight - 42 lb

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