Art. # 294
ART FOR LIFE (Welfare division)
It’s time to show your art skills
Text by Stefan Rust
(In terms of the Geneva Convention the copyright of these texts belongs to Stefan Rust)
Good artworks start with passion!
The BirdsConTour Art for Life project aims to inspire artists of all levels from all over the world and invites artists to show a picture of their artwork in this space.
The creative project Art for Life carries the message of promoting welfare and conservation through tourism to a far wider public audience than ever before through the communication medium of art.
Art is unquestionably one of the best options to spread the word of welfare and conservation and marketing tourism, particularly if one reaches beyond the borders.
The BirdsConTour Art for Life project supports artists worldwide, up till now in Namibia, Botswana and Germany.
Scrap Metal Animal Sculptures
Scrap Metal Art
Mr. Gadzirirai Chinyama, from the Shona Tribe
Gadzirirai Chinyama was born and raised in Zimbabwe and is as much a metal sculptor as he is a stone sculptor. By using scrap metals for crafting recycled one-of pieces, he proudly contributes to cleaning the environment. “I prefer being a scrap iron sculptor than being a stone sculptor because it contributes in helping to keep the environment clean and it is easy maintainable,” he says.
Having left the life challenging Zimbabwe, metal artist Chinyama sells his unique metal pieces on the street in Windhoek, Namibia, to all kinds of people.
His incredible scrap metal animal sculptures are open to interpretation but his style and material choices certainly set him up to be seen in traditional arts and crafts.
If you like these sculptures, BirdsConTour recommends you contact Gadzirirai Chinyama under +264 (0) 81 3911499 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please send a picture of your artwork with your name and country, the artwork title and its form by e-mail to email@example.com (with ‘Art for Life’ in the subject line) or by letter to Art for Life, BirdsConTour, P.O.Box 5182, Windhoek, Namibia.Please note that BirdsConTour can’t guarantee to publish all artworks.