Mopho Gonde

Mopho Gonde

Masterful hand carved creations

A primarily self-taught artist, Mopho creates carvings of Africa’s wild animals in the unique medium of leadwood. Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Mopho Gonde is now hailed as the finest wildlife sculptor in southern Africa utilizing leadwood. “The greatest thing about leadwood is that the hardwood trees need not be destroyed. This medium comes from dead trees, once pushed over by great elephants, which have laid in the African sun and rain for years and have almost become petrified”.

Like teak, leadwood is extremely hard and when polished turns a rich reddish color, giving it a wonderful earthy look. Mopho’s animal sculptures are painstakingly created by hand and capture the very essence of each animal in exacting detail. Because of the degree of workmanship that goes into creating each piece, we only receive between 17 and 20 pieces a year. This puts Mopho’s work in demand as serious wildlife art collectors recognize his great talent.

Mopho Gonde

Native Visions Gallery - Jupiter

104 Breakwater Court
Jupiter, FL, 33477
Map / Directions
(p) 561.741.1600    (f) 561.741.3311

Hours of Operation
Monday-Saturday 10:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 11:00am - 6:00pm
Gallery@NativeVisions.com

Native Visions Gallery - Naples

737 5th Avenue South
Naples, Florida 34102
Map / Directions
(p) 239.643.3785    (f) 239.643.5346

Hours of Operation
Monday-Saturday 10:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday 11:00am - 9:00pm
NaplesGallery@NativeVisions.com

  • Main Manna - 24759

    Main Manna

    Size: 16 x 20 x 12
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 24759

  • On Lookout - 24743

    On Lookout

    Size: 15 x 23 x 13
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 24743

  • Ready For Battle - 24739

    Ready For Battle

    Size: 18 x 21 x 15
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 24739

  • Old Skully - 24730

    Old Skully

    Size: 20 x 28 x 14
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 24730

  • The General - 23585

    The General

    Size: 23 x 31 x 22
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 23585

  • The Big Mouth - 23584

    The Big Mouth

    Size: 24 x 36 x 14
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 23584

  • Pork Belly - 23583

    Pork Belly

    Size: 20 x 28 x 13
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 23583

  • Knight Of The Wild - 23582

    Knight Of The Wild

    Size: 22 x 31 x 22
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 23582

  • The Drifters - 23581

    The Drifters

    Size: 23 x 45 x 23
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 23581

  • The Rack - 23580

    The Rack

    Size: 24 x 22 x 13
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 23580

  • Walkabout - 23579

    Walkabout

    Size: 22 x 30 x 19
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 23579

  • SOLD – The Relic - 23578

    SOLD – The Relic

    Size: 17 x 26 x 16
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 23578

  • SOLD – The Aggressors - 23577

    SOLD – The Aggressors

    Size: 20 x 38 x 20
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 23577

  • On The Run - 23576

    On The Run

    Size: 20 x 32 x 17
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 23576

  • SOLD – Follow Me - 23575

    SOLD – Follow Me

    Size: 16 x 25 x 12
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 23575

  • SOLD – Relentless - 23574

    SOLD – Relentless

    Size: 15 x 28 x 14
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 23574

  • SOLD – Two Ghosts - 23573

    SOLD – Two Ghosts

    Size: 24 x 24 x 14
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 23573

  • Mana Man - 23572

    Mana Man

    Size: 24 x 31 x 20
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 23572

  • Territorial Feud - 23571

    Territorial Feud

    Size: 32 x 40 x 23
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 23571

  • Menacing Moment - 23570

    Menacing Moment

    Size: 20 x 30 x 15
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 23570

  • Ndilamithi (Tall As Trees) - 23568

    Ndilamithi (Tall As Trees)

    Size: 34 x 34 x 12
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 23568

  • My Turn - 23567

    My Turn

    Size: 19 x 23 x 16
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 23567

  • Dog Legged - 23566

    Dog Legged

    Size: 19 x 34 x 17
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 23566

  • SOLD – Ancient Warrior - 23565

    SOLD – Ancient Warrior

    Size: 18 x 20 x 14
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 23565

  • Rendezvous - 23564

    Rendezvous

    Size: 21 x 27 x 15
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 23564

  • Over The Hill - 23563

    Over The Hill

    Size: 19 x 30 x 16
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 23563

  • Double Trouble - 23562

    Double Trouble

    Size: 17 x 31 x 18
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 23562

  • SOLD – Shaggy - 23561

    SOLD – Shaggy

    Size: 18 x 24 x 15
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 23561

  • Invader - 23560

    Invader

    Size: 18 x 28 x 13
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 23560

  • SOLD – Last Charge - 23559

    SOLD – Last Charge

    Size: 21 x 32 x 16
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 23559

  • Final Charge - 23558

    Final Charge

    Size: 29 x 41 x 15
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 23558

  • SOLD – Easy Now - 23557

    SOLD – Easy Now

    Size: 20 x 28 x 18
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 23557

  • SOLD – The Observer - 23556

    SOLD – The Observer

    Size: 33 x 26 x 13
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 23556

  • White Flight - 23555

    White Flight

    Size: 21 x 31 x 18
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 23555

  • Black Beard - 23554

    Black Beard

    Size: 17 x 28 x 15
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 23554

  • Heading Out - 23552

    Heading Out

    Size: 24 x 29 x 17
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 23552

  • Intimidator - 23551

    Intimidator

    Size: 26 x 26 x 18
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 23551

  • Gunshot Stampede - 22907

    Gunshot Stampede

    Size: 20 x 51 x 20
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 22907

  • Approach With Care - 22512

    Approach With Care

    Size: 18 x 21 x 12
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 22512

  • Listen Up - 22548

    Listen Up

    Size: 26 x 18 x 13
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 22548

  • Sable Intrigue - 22541

    Sable Intrigue

    Size: 16 x 16 x 9
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 22541

  • Into The Brush - 22557

    Into The Brush

    Size: 19 x 30 x 10
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 22557

  • Making Headway - 22558

    Making Headway

    Size: 16 x 24 x 15
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 22558

  • Loud And Proud - 22539

    Loud And Proud

    Size: 15 x 24 x 15
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 22539

  • Easy Target - 22540

    Easy Target

    Size: 20 x 29 x 10
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 22540

  • On A Dime - 22542

    On A Dime

    Size: 12 x 22 x 12
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 22542

  • Poetry In Motion - 22529

    Poetry In Motion

    Size: 19 x 22 x 11
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 22529

  • Forward March - 22555

    Forward March

    Size: 16 x 21 x 11
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 22555

  • Make My Day - 22531

    Make My Day

    Size: 10 x 14 x 7
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 22531

  • Rough And Ready - 22551

    Rough And Ready

    Size: 15 x 24 x 13
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 22551

  • Coming Back Around - 22556

    Coming Back Around

    Size: 15 x 24 x 15
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 22556

  • United We Stand - 22516

    United We Stand

    Size: 21 x 45 x 24
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 22516

  • Rutting Season - 22517

    Rutting Season

    Size: 28 x 27 x 16
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 22517

  • Out Of Step - 22513

    Out Of Step

    Size: 18 x 16 x 8
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 22513

  • Go On, Make My Day - 22526

    Go On, Make My Day

    Size: 27 x 27 x 16
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 22526

  • Testy - 22524

    Testy

    Size: 19 x 30 x 18
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 22524

  • Step In Line - 22543

    Step In Line

    Size: 16 x 31 x 17
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 22543

  • Wayward Warthog - 22544

    Wayward Warthog

    Size: 15 x 20 x 9
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 22544

  • Sable Sentry - 22553

    Sable Sentry

    Size: 17 x 20 x 11
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 22553

  • Hardened Warrier - 22530

    Hardened Warrier

    Size: 12 x 20 x 11
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 22530

  • Heading Your Way - 22546

    Heading Your Way

    Size: 14 x 24 x 15
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 22546

  • Who You Lookin At? - 22532

    Who You Lookin At?

    Size: 12 x 19 x 8
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 22532

  • Call Of The Matriarch - 18956

    Call Of The Matriarch

    Size: 59 x 52 x 93
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 18956

  • Questionable Intent - 18942

    Questionable Intent

    Size: 15 x 15 x 25
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 18942

  • Off Limits - 21897

    Off Limits

    Size: 26 x 40 x 16
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 21897

  • Showing Off - 21854

    Showing Off

    Size: 28 x 43 x 21
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 21854

  • Proud And Powerful - 21847

    Proud And Powerful

    Size: 17 x 28 x 16
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 21847

  • Mana Boy - 21851

    Mana Boy

    Size: 24 x 42 x 29
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 21851

  • Etosha Charger - 21853

    Etosha Charger

    Size: 26 x 32 x 23
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 21853

  • Walkabout - 21841

    Walkabout

    Reserved For 2017 HSC Donation

    Size: 20 x 18 x 31
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 21841

  • Trumpeting Approach - 21842

    Trumpeting Approach

    Size: 28 x 42 x 20
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 21842

  • Rough Road Ahead - 21860

    Rough Road Ahead

    Size: 25 x 42 x 22
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 21860

  • Herd Guard - 21863

    Herd Guard

    Size: 28 x 37 x 26
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 21863

  • Hunter’s Dream - 21864

    Hunter’s Dream

    Size: 30 x 33 x 19
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 21864

  • Kariba’s Pride - 21865

    Kariba’s Pride

    Size: 27 x 37 x 24
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 21865

  • Rogue - 21897

    Rogue

    Size: 28 x 45 x 24
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 21897

  • Southern Sable - 21278

    Southern Sable

    Size: 23 x 8 x 21
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 21278

  • Deliberate Confrontation - 21867

    Deliberate Confrontation

    Size: 21 x 27 x 14
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 21867

  • The Pacer - 21868

    The Pacer

    Size: 21 x 27 x 17
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 21868

  • Hey There - 21871

    Hey There

    Size: 24 x 26 x 21
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 21871

  • Lip Curl - 21005

    Lip Curl

    Size: 24 x 27 x16
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 21005

  • Final Charge - 21011

    Final Charge

    Size: 17 x 29 x 13
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 21011

  • Armed For Battle - 20997

    Armed For Battle

    Size: 22 x 48 x 22
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 20997

  • Hot On The Trail - 21007

    Hot On The Trail

    Size: 22 x 29 x 17
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 21007

  • Who Dare? - 21012

    Who Dare?

    Size: 20 x 31 x 23
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 21012

  • Stare Down - 21019

    Stare Down

    Size: 21 x 29 x 21
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 21019

  • Motherhood On The Move - 21015

    Motherhood On The Move

    Size: 30 x 50 x 28
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 21015

  • Hightailing - 21027

    Hightailing

    Size: 30 x 28 x 24
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 21027

  • Zoma - 21039

    Zoma

    Size: 24 x 40 x 20
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 21039

  • Under Foot - 20021

    Under Foot

    Size: 33 x 58 x 27
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 20021

  • Counter Attack - 18216

    Counter Attack

    Size: 27 x 46 x 24
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 18216

  • Wildebeast - 17481

    Wildebeast

    Size: 12 x 24 x 12
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 17481

  • Avenger - 18201

    Avenger

    Size: 31 x 76 x 27
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 18201

  • Noro - 15523

    Noro

    Size: 18 x 15
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 15523

  • Ready To Rumble II - 17479

    Ready To Rumble II

    Size: 17 x 26 x 14
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 17479

  • Kambaku - 16979

    Kambaku

    Size: 18 x 29 x 14
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 16979

  • Poser - 20023

    Poser

    Size: 33 x 42 x 24
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 20023

  • Debonaire - 19986

    Debonaire

    Size: 34 x 29 x 12
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 19986

  • High Falootin - 21009

    High Falootin

    Size: 28 x 29 x 17
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 21009

  • Mazoe - 21024

    Mazoe

    Size: 25 x 30 x 21
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 21024

  • Call To Battle - 21034

    Call To Battle

    Size: 24 x 27 x 15
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 21034

  • Don’t Cross That Line - 21033

    Don’t Cross That Line

    Size: 24 x 32 x 18
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 21033

  • Power Of The Pachaderm - 21031

    Power Of The Pachaderm

    Size: 28 x 27 x 32
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 21031

  • Chirunda Bull - 21035

    Chirunda Bull

    Size: 23 x 26 x 16
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 21035

  • Call Of Hwange - 21036

    Call Of Hwange

    Size: 24 x 25 x 17
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 21036

  • Old Snaggle Tooth - 20012

    Old Snaggle Tooth

    Size: 18 x 13 x 14
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 20012

  • Bumbeze - 15532

    Bumbeze

    Size: 26 x 13 1/2
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 15532

  • Great White - 20018

    Great White

    Size: 21 x 22 x 10
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 20018

  • Out For Revenge - 20011

    Out For Revenge

    Size: 18 x 27 x 17
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 20011

  • Close-up detail of animal hide

    Close-up detail of animal hide

    Medium: Leadwood

  • Camo King - 20001

    Camo King

    Size: 28 x 30 x 16
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 20001

  • Nyati - 19996

    Nyati

    Size: 20 x 28 x 19
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 19996

  • Bachelor Boys - 18957

    Bachelor Boys

    Size: 30 x 38 x 83
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 18957

  • Regal Stallion - 18948

    Regal Stallion

    Size: 13 x 17 x 24
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 18948

  • Ndilamithi - 18953

    Ndilamithi

    Size: 40 x 21 x25
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 18953

  • Heading Off - 18940

    Heading Off

    Size: 15 x 12 x 29
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 18940

  • Eland - 16897

    Eland

    Size: 25 x 18 x 29
    Medium: Leadwood

    Product #: 16897

Mopho Gonde

2017

Hunter’s Horn

Mopho Gonde - Houston Safari Club's Artist Of The Year. Mopho Gonde elevates wildlife carving to a level worthy of European Masters. By Todd Wilkinson

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2015

Safari Magazine

The Art Of The Hunt - Solid As A Rock By Todd Wilkinson

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Sporting Classics

A Call For Africa - Three talented artists are creating a spectacular tribute to a legendary African river and its wildlife. By Todd Wilkinson

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2008

Sporting Classics

An African original - Zimbabwean master woodcarver Mopho Gonde let's the world know that despite political turmoil, hope endures for Africa's majestic wildlife By Todd Wilkinson

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2007

Wildlife Art

p>Zimbabwean Wood-Carver Mopho Gonde Bushveld Dreaming
by Todd Wilkinson

Mopho Gonde has been dreaming. In the mystical Matopos Hills of southern Zimbabwe, the quiet, bearded sculptor awakens from a six-hour slumber on the precipice of a steep ravine. According to his traditional beliefs, drams are the mediums where artists receive visions passed along from the spirits of departed ancestors. Last night, the offerings were prodigious indeed.

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