Artist of the moment……Shona sculptor Walter Mariga

 

Walter Mariga is a Shona artist from Zimbabwe and the son of first generation Shona artist Joram Mariga. Walter Mariga is renown or his work with the human figure and torso.

As you have noticed in many of these clips of shona artists, it takes many people to finish a work, mainly to execute the variety of textures found in shona art. Walter Mariga learned his skill by assisting his father in the polishing of stones. Walter than started doing his own work in 1993.

 

In this clip we view Walter Mariga at work whilst he gives us an interview on his artistic background and inspiration:

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Be sure and check out my post on the artist’s father, first generation Shona artist Joram Mariga, who also worked with the figure.

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