Portrait of a sculptor~ Chaka Chikodzi

Canadian sculptor Chaka will be exhibiting his stone sculpture at Artfest Toronto next weekend. He brings his stone in from his native home in Zimbabwe and does the sculpting in his studio in Kingston, ON. The rocks are unique to Zimbabwe and come is a stunnining array of colours formed during volcanic activity. His sculptures are lovely shapes reflecting the human figure. Some are abstract in nature and all have a sense of being uncomplicated and joyful. The stone has beautiful colours and a rich depth of detail that is enhanced by the extensive polishing and finishing technique. Look for him August 29-September 1 in booth A1 at Artfest Toronto.

Chaka returns to Zimbabwe yearly to teach sculpting workshops to youth and share his talent and knowledge. He is one of the most successful and celebrated artists from that region.

Chaka is also an accomplished marimba musician and performs all over with his band the Resolutionaries.

 

Posted on August 21, 2014 .