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Artist of the moment……Shona artist Amos Supuni

Amos Supuni was a shona that was actually born in Malawi in the year 1970. Months after he was born his family moved to Zimbabwe. Got involved with sculpting as a teenagerĀ  thanks in part to a Catholic nun who worked hard to furnish supplies for the youngsters. His breakthrough happened in large partĀ  due to the Catholic Silvera House Center which trained people for jobs in the community.

Whilst living with the nuns Supuni was able to travel to another African country named Tanzania. Here he learned how to produce prints and to work with fabrics and the art of batik.

The artist enjoyed teaching the art of sculpture to others.

Amos Supuni had came to the United States and lived in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The artist was killed whilst looking for food to feed his family in 2008. The artist was in the country of Mozambique. He was 38 years of age. It was a shock to people that he passed away so young.

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The fact that this artist died so young should inspire us all to work hard and savor every moment of life!

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