Bongo Love – Sculptor
Bongo Love is a sculptor who got his start in Zimbabwe.
In Zimbabwe, we’re from the Shona tribe, and they are world-famous sculptors. That’s when I started making sculptures for tourists. So whenever they saw an animal, like hippos or rhinos, they would want that as a sculpture. So we would carve them that.
I moved from Zimbabwe to Boulder in 2000, but I didn’t carve for a while. I wanted to try and get my bearings right. I played music first, before carving. Homesickness turned me into a musician.