This post is a special dedication to one of my favourite artists, Amos Supuni.
Unbelievably talented, Amos inspired his audience and peers alike. Amos was very concerned about social issues and saw his work as “a voice for the voiceless”, often tackling topics such as poverty, street kids and desperation. He was always very active in the community, he felt very grateful that art had allowed him escape poverty and always encouraged young artists to pursue their craft in lieu of crime and poverty. His work was complex, sometimes comical but always superbly executed.Although his life was cut far too short, I believe his talent and message will continue to speak through the beautiful pieces he created.
For more information on Amos’ work and Zimbabwean stone sculptors, contact Chapungu Sculpture Park. Currently housed in Loveland, CO, Chapungu is home to the largest and most impressive collection of Zimbabwean stone sculpture.