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Transportation Mall: T gates to Concourse A
“Zimbabwe: A Tradition in Stone”


This permanent collection of twenty contemporary stone sculptures from Zimbabwe debuted in 2001 and is one of the largest publicly owned and exhibited collections of its kind. Located in the pedestrian corridor of the Transportation Mall between the T Gates and Concourse A, it features twelve of Zimbabwe’s top artists. Though the Art Program chose these sculptures for their intrinsic beauty, the themes explored by the artists also seem universal. The works delve into the importance of family, humanity’s relationship with nature and desire to be spiritually connected. The Art Program hopes that these common themes resonate with passengers of all backgrounds.

To create each piece the talented Zimbabwean artists skillfully hand-carved the stone to rough out the initial form without the use of power tools. Next the artists smoothed out select surfaces with sandpaper. Wax was applied to some of the surfaces to create contrasting textures that enhance the work’s beauty and emotive qualities.

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AT ONE WITH NATURE
WOMAN SHOWING
KISSING LOVERS
WAITING
LEAP FROG
PEACEMAKER
GENERATION PYRAMID
HWATA
NZUZU
GALACTIC DANCER
TRAVELING FAMILY
CONVERSATION
MADORA
PROTECTED FAMILY
EXERCISING MAN
WELCOME BABY
HOW CAN I RISE
PROTECTING SPIRIT
WHO WILL RAISE CHILD
CARING MOTHER