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Autopia is a small, independent, woman owned Eco-Store and Biodiesel Filling Station in San Mateo California that sells locally made and sustainable “green” products and high quality commercial biodiesel that meets B100 ASTM standards.

 

 

We strive to sell only biodiesel made from recycled vegetable oil.

 

 

Art pieces are for sale

 

 

These are pigment ink on archival canvas and range in size from a few inches to 3 feet by 3 feet. Prices start at under $50 up to $275 – very reasonable.

We’ve sold two already and there is a lot of interest in these works.  Stop by and take a look!

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bronson Gengezha

Handcrafted Shona Sculptures

from artist Bronson Gengezha of Zimbabwe.

"Zimbabwe" means "great stone house". It is fitting
that stone sculpture is the art that most represents
the people of Zimbabwe.  It is also referred to as
'Shona Sculpture'.

 

http://bronsongengezha.com/

 

 

Mother & Child and Thinking of the Future

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bronson Gengezha

Handcrafted Shona Art

Sharing a Piece of Zimbabwe with the World

 

Bronson was born in 1981 in Harare, Zimbabwe. He attended Ellis Robbins Boys’ High School where he excelled in every subject but took special interest in art history.  Bronson credits his father, Temba Gengezha, as his greatest inspiration to create beautiful works. From 1975 until his untimely death in 2001, Temba Gengezha’s sculptures were immensely popular and celebrated both locally and abroad for their style and artistry.

 

As a child, Bronson played with stones on the floor of his father’s
workshops but it wasn't until 1998, at the age of 17, that Bronson began to sculpt stones and hone his artistic vision under the tutelage of his father. Bronson’s inherent creativity is evident in the skill, originality and attention to detail which is characteristic of his work
and is so often lacking in the pieces produced by formally trained young people who study the Shona sculpting tradition in art school. Bronson looks up to sculptors like Chituwa Jemali and Dominic Benhura because of their unique style.




Bronson is most often inspired by nature, everyday life, and the bonds of family. Presently, Bronson’s pieces can be found in galleries and private collections in Germany, Canada, Australia, Holland, Japan, South Africa, and most recently, the United States.

 

Bronson travels to the Kwekwe mines located 2 hours outside Harare to hand select raw stones which are then transported to his home workshop. He prefers
to work with colorful stones such as Kwekwe serpentine, fruit serpentine, verdite, and opal stones. As with most stones collected for the purpose of
sculpting, they are mined without the use of automotive tools. The raw stones are then transformed using handmade tools such as the traditional mbezo, rasper, and various handmade chisels and files. No electric tools are used in the creative process.

Common themes in Bronson’s work include the mother and child, looking to the future, introspection, and lovers. When talking about his relationship with the medium of stone, Bronson says, “There is a hidden spirit inside the stone that can be drawn out. Sometimes just by looking at the stone it can tell a story and guide your hand.”

 

 

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