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Choloka to document his antiquity through film

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BY TENDAI SAUTA

CELEBRATED and award-winning stone sculptor Isaac Choloka famed for his gigantic monument The Generations, is set to launch a documentary on his portfolio and garden at Chitungwiza Arts Centre.

Choloka’s garden is endowed with huge abstract figurines which teach on family unity, good citizenship, and healthy living.

He says he was inspired by his mentor the late veteran visual artist Lazarus Takawira.

In an interview with NewsDay Life & Style, Choloka said his carvings give hope to those facing challenges.

“My huge carvings are meant for outdoor displays. They are carved from spring stone, dolomite, green opal and verdite,” he said.

Choloka, a former Artistic Africa Competitions Award winner, said the documentary would showcase Shona art.

“I realise that the current gap in publicity and history documentation is the major setback to the growth of arts especially as we recover from COVID-19-induced difficulties,” he said.

The titles for my carvings are Sharing Opportunities, Looking into the Future, Scrutinising Eye, Love in the Times of COVID-19 and Generations.”

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