HANDCRAFTED STONE & WOOD SCULPTURES
& STONE SCULPTING HANDS ON TRAINING
SERVING THE NATION FROM INDIANAPOLIS INDIANA
Peter Rujuwa is a stone and wood Shona Art sculptor who at age 6 , with friends sculpted crosses and hearts and put strings around them to make necklaces. They also sculpted animals and toy kitchen utensils using river clay and soapstone from the mountains surrounding his village in Zimbabwe, Africa.
With scrap wire stripped from garden fences, they made their own toys, cars, trucks, and buses. This was their pastime whilst herding goats ,sheep and cattle. Stripping garden fences always got them in trouble from parents and neighbors.
At age 7 Peter's village recreation co-ordinator took his toy wire bus to the village craft show where he scooped the first prize(green vest) for entries in his age group. Peter's sculptures are non-ceremonial or ritual functional but a symbolic and imagery expression of the visual interpretation of his surroundings.Inspiration is also brought about by the original, natural appearance of the medium.
Peter's work is handcrafted using carving files, chisels, iron spikes, mallet,dry and wet sand paper, water, heat, bees wax to bring out the wood and stone's natural color, beauty and grains.