Creating sculpture is my first love, but since coming to Botswana, I’ve developed another: working side by side with local artists to explore the messages and images embedded in the tree limbs and roots left behind by both nature and people.
The natural environment is the inspiration for Christiane’s art. It is also the source of food, medicines, dyes, and housing for the people living in Africa’s rural areas. Making sure that this environment is preserved, and the livelihoods of local people are improved, is a big part of Christiane’s commitment to Africa. The training in sculpture Christiane provides to local artists emphasises sustainable harvesting.
For every Christiane Stolhofer unique miniature sculpture you collect, a percentage of the proceeds helps develop the talent of a young Motswana artist through the work of the OAA — Okavango Artists Association. Learn more about the OAA’s promotion of local art through training, mentorship and exhibitions.