Chapungu Sculpture Chicago Botanic Garden and Garfield Conservatory 2003

In 2003 the Zimbabwean Chapungu Sculptors visited Chicago and exhibited their stunning portfolio of work at the Chicago Botanic Garden and Garfield Conservatory.  I managed to photograph most of them in these settings of natural beauty.

See the whole collection in my page above in “Sculpture”.


Chapungu-Inspired Sculpture

Several years ago, a group of Zimbabwean sculptures – Chapungu – came to the Chicago Botanic Gardens (also an absolute must if you are ever in the area!) to exhibit their very impressive creations.  They also held a workshop for 5 days for anyone, with or without any sculpting experience.  Tremendous experience and I highly recommend to anyone who gets the opportunity.  These artists work in many stone types including Spring Stone, Opal Stone and Serpentine. See my Arts & Crafts for examples of my few attempts.  The Female Head ( named “Pia”) was my first piece that I did at the workshop.  I had it mounted in Chicago where a metal rod was used to create the effect of suspension and allows it to turn.