Bread and Butter Issues is a proposed mixed media sculpture of a half loaf of bread in a Zimbabwe shaped tray together with a bottle of jam and butter in a tray.
The tray represents Zimbabwe with its tea pot-like shape and will be made from hard wood.
The bread represents minerals and will be made of concrete mixed with aggregates and broken glass minerals as the bread will be moulded in the form of Doctor Brown Bread.
The jam jar depicts other resources which we have on offer like Tourism and Culture. It is being made of concrete poured into a big glass jar.
The margarine will be representing other resources like land, if used wisely, can feed the whole regions and even the whole nation. Zimbabwe used to be made of plaster.
Surely, if Zimbabwe used to feed Africa, why can it not feed itself? People need the bread and butter issues addressed in their daily lives. Only good and proper governance and lead up to this.
“My style has a limitless range and evocative use of materials that transform unrelated materials into a work of art. The style is distinctive allowing me to juxtapose materials such as stone, metal, wood, bone, plastic, leather and any other found objects to become a body of art.
My sculptures reflect the traditional Shona culture and folklore. Folktales have been used to teach life lessons and to entertain. The construction and everything involved in folktales reveal much about the essential value of the Shona culture and way of living. The themes are rooted in the world of creatures great and small. Although my sculptures appear to be silent and frozen in mid-air or on the run, the different sounds they make with their body language and attitudes are defining. They make a chill run through your body and make your heart beat faster with fascination at the same time.”