Boarding Dzinotizei

– Visual Painting –

“Art creates visualisations that can be understood by all on the possibilities of a green economy but,
it takes the initiative by all to go green in an economy for the green future for all. Art makes going green a reality before it is real”

Boarding Dzinotizei
Location: Marondera
Artwork statement: “There are no solar panels manufactured in Zimbabwe today, but the title is what I see in the future of Zimbabwe. The artwork is an encouragement for the use of renewable sources of energy and power in the changing world of work in a green economy. The viewer is not supposed to merely look at the solar panel painting, but see how it is beneficial in a green economy. I foresee transition to a green economy easily, due to the abundance of sunshine in Zimbabwe. I foresee many SMEs adopting solar power, from barber shops to carpenters, from cell phone charging shops to welders.”

Q&A:

  • What was your experience with art as a child and growing up?

Art is my calling. I’ve loved art since early childhood and, fortunately, my parents have always supported me. I learned art at all levels of the education system in Zimbabwe. Of course, the process took a bit longer due to financial difficulties, regardless of talent, but I made it happen.

  • How did it evolve over time?

My art has evolved from portraying multitudes of things on a picture plan to a single object. 

  • Who or what influences your art? How would you like your art to influence others?

My art is influenced by what I see around me. My themes are about ways of life in Zimbabwe, and I want to convey the benefits of looking on the bright side. I would like others to have the opportunity to visualize how what I portray can benefit mankind. 

  • How do you define the following: Art? Sustainability? Zimbabwe?

Art: Everything made by man for the sake of appreciation by others
Sustainability: The continual utilization and replacement of natural resources to result in a hypothetical living system
Zimbabwe: A country that is yet to realize its full potential, but given the time and support will soon realize it

  • What is the best way for a viewer/reader to experience your art?

My art gives the viewer something beyond what is portrayed. Like in minimalism, I simplify concepts so that viewers can expand upon them.

  • What do you think sets you apart from other artists in Zimbabwe?

I am multi-talented within the realm of the visual arts and have earned a Master of Visual Arts, which is rare in Zimbabwe. I practice and teach others at the same time.

Artwork title: Home-made solar panel