My guest today is a master sculptor and a lovely human being named Gedion Nyanhongo. Gedion began learning the art of stone carving from his father, while still a young man in Zimbabwe. Since that early start he’s exhibited his work all over the world. Gedion’s sculptures speak to traditional values, the importance of community, positive and respectful human relationships, and the sacredness of life. He’s got a great spirit, a big smile, and a true passion for creating by subtracting. I thoroughly enjoyed my conversation. I hope you enjoy it as well.
In our conversation, we discussed consciousness and connection, the living force inside of stone, committing as an artist, universal materials, all of us are one of a kind, picking your material and being your number 1, taking the work where the people are, human life being the same, the difference between clay and writing and stone, stone coming to life as it’s chipped away, art and beauty existing in the world, art as a mirror of our lives, the timelessness of stone, putting something out there for others to tell their own story, sharing and owning art, success and being, effort and making it happen, failures as the bricks of success, staying thirsty forever, going through pain without fear, the freedom to do what you want, snakes and zebras, gods becoming eternal, dirt is life and life giving, the responsibility of every generation, love peace unity oneness inclusiveness, differing with love, and how every single stone is one of a kind.
Guest Name: Gedion Nyanhongo
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