Gedion Nyanhongo – Releasing the Spirit of Stone
In Gedion’s deceptively simple and flowing work, one gets a real insight into his heritage, the Shona people of Zimbabwe, Africa and its rich culture.
Gedion creates his sculptures using traditional carving techniques used for generations by the Shona people of Zimbabwe. He exclusively uses indigenous stone mined in Zimbabwe – such as serpentine, spring stone, opal, lepidolite and verdite, which he imports to the United States. He carves, chisels and hones each piece over many, many hours completely by hand and only by himself. Each piece is one of a kind.