Today’s guest is SaToro Stalin Tafura, a stone sculptor from Zimbabwe based in Boulder County. His work affirms the values and wisdom of Shona culture while reflecting themes that resonate with people from diverse backgrounds. Tafura harnesses his unique artistic sensibility to speak to and listen to stone, resulting in distinctly powerful sculptures that transcend time and geographical space.
Tafura was born into a famous sculpting family in Zimbabwe and is the grandson of sculptor, Claudio Nyanhongo, and son of renown sculptor, Agnes Nyanhongo. His education as a sculptor began in early childhood, as he observed the work of his grandfather, mother and uncles, and began to assist in the finishing process of their pieces.
PoCo in BoCo, People of Color in Boulder County, with co-hosts Nikhil Mankekar and Tracey Jones, airs on the second Monday of every month at 8.35am. Follow Nikhil on Twitter: @NikhilMankekar