Kennedy Muuya

Kennedy Muuya

Chief and wife

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Kennedy was born in 1979 in Mukuni Village, and is married with 7 children.  He was born into a family of 7 and supports his children and his siblings through his trade.

Kennedy was born and brought up in Mukuni Village so it was natural to become an artist and to work in wood and keep in the family trade. Teak and Ironwood are his speciality and he has worked as a sculptor for 24 years.

“When I started in this work there were not so many people in this trade but now most of the youths are into this trade compared to the time that I started. It makes it more difficult for all of us to earn a good living.”

He mostly sells his work at Mukuni Victoria Falls curio market but has been able to become known in the Lusaka markets as well. He feels very happy and honoured that his work is being erected at the Civic Centre among the many artists in Livingstone.

“ I selected the theme Chief and the wife because its one of my favourite themes among the sculptures that I have made. 

The sculpture of the Chief and the wife depicts the respect of culture of indigenous people of the mighty Victoria Falls who lived here before the arrival of David Livingstone.”

The sculpture shows the natural colour of the wood, which means we should leave the Victoria falls as natural as it is. 

 

“I feel great for my work to be erected at the Civic Centre having been selected from the many artists in Livingstone.”

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