The art of storytelling is one competence that manifests in different forms.

A Zvishavane man says storytelling to him means using his works to portray the life he grew up in.

He is just an ordinary artist seated on a street corner selling his wares.

But 43 year old Eddington Phiri’s journey does not just start where his artwork is displayed in the middle of Zvishavane town.

“From an early age his parents bought him a stone which he carved into a piece which earned him a bit of some cash,” said Phiri.

Among some of the most interesting artworks Phiri has made is a depiction of a mine compound.

“Having grown up in this mining area, this is the life i have known and lived,” said the artist who does both sculptor and fine art.

The displayed artworks capture many facets of Zimbabwean life, but to Phiri the most important thing is that it is just another way of storytelling.