“Chapungu: Custom and Legend –A Culture of Stone”


Tapfuma Gutsa "Nzuzu" (Water Spirit)
Denver Botanic Gardens 2004
(2012-2013) Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden, Miami, FL

This exhibit comprises of 80 pieces covering 8 sections which are Nature and the Environment, The Family, Custom and Legend, Village Life, The Role of Women, The Spirit World, The Role of the Elders, and Social Comment. The pieces vary in size from 4 feet to 11 feet and weigh 500 pounds to 3 tons.

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Custom and Legend. The "cement" which binds and individualizes a community! In the Rusape area (Zimbabwe) everyone knows the story of the people who tried to bring the moon to their chief, even the mountain they climbed; every one knows the totem rules, and that the waterspirit "Nzuzu" lurks in deep pools. For many generations, by the evening fires in the village huts, these stories have been told by the elders to teach, admonish and inspire the children.

Available: 2010,2011,2012

 

“Chapungu:Custom and Legend –A Culture of Stone” has been exhibited at the following gardens:


“Chapungu:Custom and Legend –A Culture of Stone encore exhibition”

 

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“Chapungu: Stories in Stone-An African Perspective of Family"


Lamech Bonjesi "Chapungu Landing"
Chapungu Sculpture Park Loveland, CO
Photo: Kathryn Schroeder

This exhibit comprises of 82 pieces covering 8 sections which are Nature and the Environment, The Family, Custom and Legend, Village Life, The Role of Women, The Spirit World, The Role of the Elders, and Social Comment. The pieces vary in size from 4 feet to 11 feet and weigh 500 pounds to 3 tons.

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Walking Map of Chapungu Sculpture Park Loveland Colorado U.S.A.


Everyone from my community is my family. In hard times we support each other. Also part of this family are those who have passed on- they are now our guiding spirits. Our families are strong, large in numbers and very supportive.

 

“Chapungu: Stories in Stone-An African Perspective of Family” has been exhibited at the following gardens:


 


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“ Chapungu: Nature, Man, and Myth”.


This exhibit comprises of 45 pieces covering 3 sections which are Nature, Man, and Myth. The pieces vary in size from 4 feet to 11 feet and weigh 500 pounds to 3 tons.

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In our culture, legends and tales about trees, plants, animals, insects, reptiles and birds abound, highlighting the particular characteristics of each. They are an integral part of our history and culture. Their lives and ours intertwine and interact. We live together in harmony.

Available :2010,2011,2012

 

“ Chapungu: Nature Man and Myth”. Debuted at:

 

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