Booth #: LN1C
Artist bio: In these modern, face paced times, viewing Gedion Nyanhongo’s soulful sculpture brings a sense of peace.
Focusing not on the outside world, but instead on the most important issues in the lives of all humanity: love, family, beauty and nature.
Gedion passionately transforms hard and enduring stone into sculptures that capture all that is good and worth preserving in the world around us.
“I believe sculpture has the capacity to lift people’s spirits in a way that can make their lives better.”
Deceptively simple and flowing sculptures, created out of the hardest stone, carved completely by hand, are the hallmarks of Gedion’s expressive sculpture. His imagination is influenced by each stone he chisels into.
“The stone calls to me, telling me what it wants to become. I remove what doesn’t belong.”
Gedion was influenced and taught from a young age by his father, Claud Nyanhongo, a prominent sculptor and one of the pioneers of the Shona Sculpture Movement in Nyanga, Zimbabwe, Africa.
Gedion’s vision and skills have earned him international recognition as a sculptor of excellence. His works have been showcased in numerous solo and group exhibitions at venues world wide.
Two of his works are featured in a collection on permanent display at the Hartsfield- Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and a life size Zebra sculpture at the Phoenix Zoo.
Gedion lives and works in his studio in Phoenix, Arizona.
Artist Statement: I create my sculptures with carving techniques used in the traditional Shona Sculpture Movement of Zimbabwe, Africa, my homeland. I import many types of indigenous African stone. Carved & chiseled and honed over many, many hours by myself only and completely by hand. Each piece is one of a kind.