Wednesday

Lesotho Artist Simon Ralitsebe and others

Simon Malitse Ralitsebe is a truly committed young artist. Trained by Shona master stone carvers of Zimbabwe he has adapted his skill to shape the sandstones of his native Lesotho. His inspiration for much of his work comes to him in Dreams and from the people and landscape which surrounds him. Due to their weight Simon's sculptures are generally only available to those who live in the Southern African region, although arrangements could be made to ship them further afield.

Simon has a thirst for artistic knowledge which is admirable. In addition to stone he works competently in clay and wood and produces drawing in pen and ink which show a rare vitality.
Masianoke Gallery has many more images and many more bios of many more Basotho artists. It's more than worth a look-see if you're into art. There is also a list of student artists from Machabeng College.